[Bug 30007] USB floppy mounts, but file manager thinks it's unmounted

DaneM dmutters at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 19:18:14 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: gnome-volume-manager (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

I have an external USB floppy drive which I can mount in three ways:

1) pmount /dev/sda /media/floppy
2) sudo mount /dev/sda /media/floppy [after creating the directory]
3) [double-click on it in Nautilus]

...but regardless of how I mount it, it takes a REALLY long time to
mount, and then when I double-click on it again in Nautilus (it won't
actually open it the first time I double-click it) it gives me this

Unable to mount the selected volume.

The error messages in details reveal:

Error: device /dev/sda is already mounted to /media/floppy
Error: could not execute pmount

Regardless of how I mount it, I can read the files in the console, but
not in the file manager, unless I navigate through the filesystem to the
mount point.  Double-clicking it in the "Computer" view just produces
the above error.

It really seems to be oblivious to the fact that the volume is already

More information about the desktop-bugs mailing list