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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot mount floppy drive in Squeeze

On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 5:13 PM, Stephen Powell <zlinuxman@wowway.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 11 Dec 2010 22:28:52 -0500 (EST), Tom H wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 9:30 PM, Stephen Powell wrote:
>>> ...
>>> 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.
>> was to keep the above lines in "/etc/fstab" and mount floppies with
>> "udisks --mount /dev/fdX".
> That works, Tom.  Thanks!  And of course the corresponding
>   udisks --unmount /dev/fdX
> command unmounts the floppy.  It appears that udisks has taken over
> the mounting and unmounting of removable-media devices just like
> network manager has taken over network devices. I don't think
we're in Kansas anymore, Toto.

You're welcome. Definitely not Kansas; probably more like Mars,
especially since udisks was called devkit-disks not long ago so we're
being kept on our toes... (I presume that the "u" comes from udev but
it's a total WAG.)

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