pmount and floppies (was Re: writing to floppies possible as a user?)
peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Mon Jan 30 09:55:19 UTC 2006
On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 19:06:11 +1100
Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> > I've tried all of the tips and tricks suggested, but
> > nothing works in allowing write access in a GUI in Ubuntu Breezy. I
> > even tried one suggestion to chmod 777 the floppy drive and reboot,
> > it just does not work.
> > My /etc/fstab line for the floppy currently is as so:
> > /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 vfat rw,user,noauto 0 0
> > The above allows mounting but not writing.
> Try this in /etc/fstab (it works for mounting and writing to floppy here
> on breezy):
> /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 vfat user,noauto,umask=022 0 0
just a follow-up on this:
The URL re-posted by Sven
shows a newer package; 0.9.6-1~breezy1
I just installed this ( sudo dpkg -i ) and it appears to solve the
problem, sort of...
With this line in /etc/fstab
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 vfat user,noauto 0 0
writing and reading seem towork OK. I removed the umask setting with no
You still need the "vfat" option, as using "auto" gives an error .
For some reason, the first mounting attempt errored out, but a second
attempt worked - the ways of *nix are indeed mysterious to me...
(funny how my new .sig seems to fit this thread quite by accident ;-)
'If I ever saw an animated penguin with a speech bubble saying,
"It looks like you're trying to edit fstab",
I'd switch to BSD faster than a speeding Gentoo user.'
-- Paul Hudson
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