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Old 02-04-2004, 12:33 PM   #1
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Disk Mounting


Does a floppy unmount automatically when a machine is turned off? I am Running Fedora Core. I need to know because I am setting up a word processing unit for windows users to use. When the machine is rebooted will the floppy still be mounted?

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Old 02-04-2004, 12:43 PM   #2
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Ummm.. with no power, a floppy wont be mounted unless a OS is running or computer is on. Unless its one of those LS120 that have electric ejects where it has to have power to eject a floppy.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 12:58 PM   #3
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Yes, when you issue the shutdown command all filesystems are automatically unmounted.

Floppy drives are not usually configured to mount at boot up but if you delete the noauto option in the /etc/fstab fill it will.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 01:42 PM   #4
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understanding

--"Floppy drives are not usually configured to mount at boot up but if you delete the noauto option in the /etc/fstab fill it will."



So if I understand you correctly if I change that option in fstab the floppy disk will be present at boot up?
 
Old 02-04-2004, 02:42 PM   #5
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help

I tried changing the option in fstab now the machine loads the gnome desktop enviroment. and the floppy is not mounted, How can I switch back to my old Desktop enviroment andget the floppy to mount automatically?
 
Old 02-04-2004, 03:10 PM   #6
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Re: help

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I tried changing the option in fstab now the machine loads the gnome desktop enviroment. and the floppy is not mounted, How can I switch back to my old Desktop enviroment andget the floppy to mount automatically?
With Automount, the floppy will mount when there is a disk in there, and unmount when the disk is removed. When the machine is off, no disks of any sort will be mounted. Change your fstab back to the way it was, otherwise you (and your users) will have to manually mount the floppy...
 
Old 02-05-2004, 11:17 AM   #7
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Thanks

Thanks alot for the help!

Does anyone know how to switch desktop enviroments KDE - GNOME and back?
 
  


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