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