Mounting USB Floppy Drive in Lucid
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Dec 20 03:21:46 UTC 2011
On 12/18/2011 03:08 AM, Graham Watkins wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 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.
$ apt-cache policy udisks
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main i386 Packages
*** 1.0.1-1build1 0
still works for me:
/dev/fd0 on /media/floppy0 type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=<>)
But I have the floppy in fstab:
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec 0 0
so that may be the difference.
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