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New guy here, running Mandrake9.2 on a HP ze4365 laptop, dual-booting with XP via LILO.
Trying to get my usb floppy to automount to the user account; put this in fstab (not really knowing what I was doing, just adapting the line that was already there for my CDRW drive):
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/sda,fs=vfat user 0 0
The 1st time I booted back into Mdk the floppy icon showed up in KDE, and the drive was mounted and I could R/W to it as user. Thought I was set, until I restarted again later. Now it does not show up. I can go in as root and "mount /dev/sda /mnt/floppy", and R/W to it as root, but I can never get it to mount again as user. What gives? It seemed to be perfect that one time.
Since then I have tried variations on the lines I see posted around:
/dev/sda mnt/floppy auto noauto,user 0 0
With that I cannot even mount it from root.
I have this as the last line in fstab- does that affect things?
I am also trying to get user R/W access to a partition I want to share between XP and Mdk (/dev/hda10, mounted to /var/dmz). I can R/W to it as root, but cannot mount it as user. Here's my fstab entry: