Microdrive in PCMCIA adaptor won't automount.

Florian Diesch diesch at spamfence.net
Sun Jun 18 17:28:21 UTC 2006

Neil Woolford <neil at neilwoolford.co.uk> wrote:

> This may not have an easy solution...
> Using my laptop (Dapper) and a digital camera, I sometimes want to move files
> from the Microdrive (CF type two card) onto the computer.
> If I insert the drive, in a carrier, into a PCMCIA (PC Card) slot, it becomes
> visible as a disc in the 'Computer' place under the gui file browser.  However
> it will not mount, giving the error message (from pmount) that it is not a
> removable device.  Which it of course it actually is.

pmount reads /sys/block/device/removable (with device replaced by the
device name, e.g. sda). If this doesn't contain "1" please report a bug
against the kernel

> Is there any simple way to persuade the system (pmount at least) that any drive
> which appears via a PCMCIA slot *is* removable?

You can whitelist devices in /etc/pmount.allow


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