[Bug 50226] pmount sees a microdrive as non-removable, so won't mount it.
neil at neilwoolford.co.uk
Tue Jun 20 11:25:56 UTC 2006
Public bug reported:
I use a digital camera with a CF II form factor microdrive.
If I insert this card into a PCMCIA (PC card) adaptor and put it in a
PCMCIA slot on my laptop, the microdrive shows as a disc in the
Places->Computer gui file manager (Nautilus). It is however not
If I try to mount from Nautilus, I get an error message from pmount that
the device is non-removable so cannot be mounted by pmount.
If I switch to a terminal, I can mount and unmount the drive manually
('mount' and 'umount'). There is no problem copying files from the
drive once it is mounted.
If I use a (dirt cheap, generic) usb card-reader then the microdrive
mounts automatically, appearing on the desktop and unmounting via right
click and 'eject'. This is the behaviour that I would also like when
attaching it via the PCMCIA slot.
So the problem appears that when it is attached to the PC card bus,
pmount doesn't recognize it as a removable device.
** Affects: hal (Ubuntu)
pmount sees a microdrive as non-removable, so won't mount it.
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