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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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