Originally Posted by prozac
the screenshot doesnot offers much help. does ubuntu automounts? it seems the device is already mounted somewhere. it could also be that it is mounted but is empty. in the shell type the command 'mount' and it will show you what is mounted where. you can post the output here.
Thanks for your help but I think I figured it out. Ubuntu does automount but with this drive it takes over 7 minutes. I timed it.
All other drives are USB 2.0 devices and mount in a few seconds.
This is a 1.1 USB floppy drive. Maybe that is why the delay. Anyway I wasn't being patient enough. Sorry to waste your time like this Prozac. I guess the reason our commands were returning errors was that pmount was busy trying to mount drive. I am used to things
happening quickly on this machine.
Thanks for your help.