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Old 09-09-2004, 03:27 AM   #1
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Floppy Icon in Suse


Hi all

Wonder if you can help. I'm running Suse 9.1 and no problems at all except when I open 'My Computer' the Icons are there for the HD's and and CD's but not the floppy. I know the floppy exists somewhere as I can format using kfloppy. How can I get the floppy Icon to show in my computer like the rest of the drives?

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Old 09-09-2004, 10:00 AM   #2
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You'd probably need to mount a floppy in order to see the icon. There's really no use in having it if there's no disk in the drive.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 10:35 AM   #3
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Hi mikshaw

Could you clue me in on how to do that, with the HD icons etc I just click on them and the contents come up. I'd like it to be able to do the same with the floppy if possible.

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Old 09-09-2004, 12:28 PM   #4
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The HD icons are there, and useable, probably because the drive is mounted already.

But then you say the CD icon is there as well....the floppy should work the same way I suppose. I haven't used icons in ages, so I'm not sure how yours are set up. What desktop are you using (KDE?), and do you use supermount?
 
Old 09-09-2004, 01:18 PM   #5
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SUse automounts all drives, so it should be there.. But you're able t oformat?? Hmm.. In that case, check out "Configure Desktop". Its under a right click menu if you right click in deadspace on the desktop. There's an option in there somewhere to tell it to display device icons or not. It may be unchecked. If it is checked but the icon still doesnt show, double check your floppy cable.
If this still doesnt work, please post a copy of this file: /etc/fstab and we can work from there.

-myk
 
Old 09-09-2004, 02:44 PM   #6
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Not sure why you say that suse automounts all drives....perhaps KDE does, but that's a desktop-dependant thing. Also, formatting a floppy is not typically related to mounting it. A format is done through the device file, not the mountpoint.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 03:09 PM   #7
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i may be mis-informed, or just not understand what i'm talking about. I think i'm referring to the subfs that suse uses so you dont have to manually mount or unmount drives.

Sorry if this was not helpful

-myk
 
Old 09-09-2004, 07:23 PM   #8
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oh....that may be it. I haven't yet moved to 9.1, so haven't seen or used anything related to submount. sorry for jumping =o)
 
Old 09-11-2004, 05:53 AM   #9
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Hi all

Thanks for the help. I tried the Configure Desktop and I can get all the drives etc on the desktop except the Floppy. I don't really want all that stuff on the desktop anyway, the Icons I'm reffering to are in 'My Computer' not on the desktop in any case.

Copy of fstab below.

Thanks

/dev/hda2 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda1 /data1 auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda3 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder11 /media/cdrecorder11 subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
 
Old 09-11-2004, 07:48 AM   #10
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what is..."My Computer"...?
smells like windows....where is suse heading?

well it looks like mykrob is on the right track...just wish i had some clue how submount works...
 
Old 09-11-2004, 10:36 AM   #11
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looks like your floppy isn't included in your fstab. take a look at the last line on my fstab:

Code:
/dev/hda1            /                    reiserfs   acl,user_xattr        1 1
/dev/hdb2            /home                reiserfs   acl,user_xattr        1 2
/dev/hdb1            swap                 swap       pri=42                0 0
devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto                0 0
sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
/dev/cdrecorder      /media/cdrecorder    subfs      fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/dvdrecorder     /media/dvdrecorder   subfs      fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,users,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0             /media/floppy        subfs      fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
make sure the flopy is hooked up properly, then reboot and see if Suse recognizes the new hardware. If not, add the floppy to your fstab file (needs to be done as root) and reboot.

-myk
 
Old 09-11-2004, 11:23 AM   #12
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Hi mykrob

Thanks for helping. Before I tamper with fstab, I looked in Hardware Info and found this:

Floppy Disk
Bus: Floppy
Class (spec): Floppy Disk
Class: Mass storage device
Device Name: /dev/fd0
Model: Floppy disk
Old Unique Key: xjDN.oZ89vuh4Y3
Resources: Lot of stuff
Unique Key: sPPV.oZ89vuh4Y3
Bus_hwcfg: Floppy
Dev_names:
/dev/fd0
notready:yes

Does this mean the device is there some place. It's installed OK as it works with XP on the other HD. Seems it's installed OK in Suse but will just not put up an Icon like the rest of the drives.

What do I use to edit fstab.

Cheers
 
Old 09-11-2004, 12:34 PM   #13
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fstab is a text file that can be edited like any other -- open a terminal / command prompt, and as root, type "vi /etc/fstab" (you can use pico, or mcedit, or whatever editor you want; I just happen to like vi) and your fstab file will open up. Input the desired text, save, and exit!
 
Old 09-11-2004, 12:40 PM   #14
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notice that under hardware it says "not ready". The drive seems to be hooked up okay, but for some reason isnt in your fstab, and is not mounting on boot up.

if you want to test the drive, try mounting it through command line first. Place a floppy with some data in the drive, then go to console and type:

mount /dev/fd0 /media/floppy

then type
ls /media/floppy

to see the files on the disk.. If this works okay, then unmount the drive with:
umount /dev/fd0

and add my last line to your fstab
should work fine.

-myk
 
Old 09-11-2004, 01:28 PM   #15
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Hi mykrob

Added the line to fstab, re-booted. Icon for floppy appeared in My Computer, /drives. Clicked on it, got the following error message:
An error ocurred while loading drives: fd0.desktop
The file or folder /media/floppy does not exist

Looks like it's nearly solved, any idea how to get rid of the error message. Sorry to be a pest

Cheers
 
  


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