Mounting USB Floppy Drive in Lucid
shellycat.gw at ntlworld.com
Sun Dec 18 11:08:18 UTC 2011
I'm having an issue when trying to mount my USB floppy drive. At first
when I plugged it in, it wouldn't mount at all. I tried it on a Windows
computer and it worked fine so it's not broken.
I then tried installing usbmount which worked, but changed all the
permissions on devices and their files to root - not only on the floppy,
but on usb flash drives as well, so I uninstalled that.
Mounted it from the command line with:
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdg /media/usbfloppy -o
This showed the correct permissions for files, however when I tried to
unmount it, I got the message:
umount: /media/usbfloppy is not in the fstab (and you are not root)
I have to either run nautilus as root or run sudo /umount/usbfloppy from
the command line to unmount.
Is there any fix which will enable me to mount and unmount this drive
without faffing about on the command line?
I posted about a similar problem back in 2010 when someone suggested
holding the udisks package back to
1.0.1-1build1(lucid) which I did and it worked at the time but although
the package is still held, it's not working now.
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