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Novice@Linux 07-04-2006 04:19 AM

SUSE 10.1 Floppy Disk Mount Error
 
New to Linux and first post.
Installed SUSE 10.1 on a second hand Pentium III machine.
When I try to use the floppy disk drive I get the following Error Box:

Mount Error
Method "Mount" with signature "ssas" on interface "org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" doesnt exist

The floppy disk was formatted on a PC but unsure whether it was NTFS or FAT

Any ideas anyone

hep3005 07-04-2006 08:21 AM

Hi

Is your device listed on the /etc/fstab !!!

Novice@Linux 07-04-2006 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hep3005
Hi

Is your device listed on the /etc/fstab !!!

If I new what /etc/fstab was I might be able to answer
(Newbie)
Will investigate

Novice@Linux 07-05-2006 03:42 AM

Have looked into /etc/fstab (love the concept).

Found:
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0

changed this to
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto rw,noauto,user,sync 0 0

Re-booted just in case and......No difference
Mount Error
Method "Mount" with signature "ssas" on interface "org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" doesnt exist

hep3005 07-05-2006 07:58 AM

Hi
I'm extremely sorry...
try mounting the floppy drive on another mount point
first try unmount /dev/fd0 (I doubt if it will since the the error states the device does not exist)

U could also remove the physical device and plug it back (May be there is something wrong with the device)

Eg: mount /dev/fd0 /user/floppy

I'm quite new to this stuff as well.. So pls post your findings
Cheers

Novice@Linux 07-05-2006 08:16 AM

Hey, no sorries required. You have added to my knowledge base which is my reason for existance. Thanks for your contribution

This appears to be a SUSE 10.1 Gnome Desktop known bug
http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...howtopic=39310
and others.
Mounting manually at the command line may solve the problem
Will try this tonight

Novice@Linux 07-06-2006 02:52 AM

Mounting and unmounting /dev/fd0 manually from the command line works fine.
Definitely a Gnome Desktop bug, but will use the work around.

brazguna 08-17-2006 10:30 AM

fstab no /dev/fd0
 
have looked into /etc/fstab (love the concept).
Found:
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0

changed this to
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto rw,noauto,user,sync 0 0

Re-booted just in case and......No difference
Mount Error
Method "Mount" with signature "ssas" on interface "org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" doesnt exist
07-04-06 12:52 PM

posted by:Novice@Linux

I don't have and /dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto,user,sync 0 0

in my /etc/fstab

or any thing that refers to my floppy.

my exact fstab reads:
===================================================================================
/dev/hdb3 / xfs defaults 1 1
/dev/hdb1 /boot xfs defaults 1 2
/dev/hdb2 swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
====================================================================================
what do I need to edit to get my floppy drive working"

swannee 11-30-2006 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Novice@Linux
Mounting and unmounting /dev/fd0 manually from the command line works fine.
Definitely a Gnome Desktop bug, but will use the work around.

all I get is (bash: /dev/fd0: Permission denied) from user or su :confused:


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