Re: Cannot mount floppy drive in Squeeze
On Thu, 09 Dec 2010 20:11:40 -0500 (EST), Stephen Powell wrote:
> I don't know. My computer does not have a USB floppy drive, that's true.
> It is a traditional AT-style floppy disk controller with two floppy
> drives. And I can no longer reproduce the problem. Having a floppy
> disk in the drive at boot time just once seems to have permanently
> cured the problem. Did a udev rule get created as a result of a
> "ready" floppy drive at boot time? I don't know. But I don't think
> there's much point in filing a bug report if I can no longer reproduce
> the problem and I don't know what cured it.
I spoke too soon. The problem has recurred. After some more trial-
and-error experimentation, the problem now seems to be GNOME-related.
I can mount and umount the floppy disk UNTIL I logon to GNOME.
Then, things go haywire. I have been able to circumvent the problem
by commenting out the following entries in /etc/fstab and rebooting:
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd1 /media/floppy1 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
Now only root can mount and umount floppies. Since GNOME does not
run with root privileges, it can't mess me up.
.''`. Stephen Powell
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