automount means automatically make accessible....make available to read right now
if no disk inserted....how do you expect to read anything?
2) can you post your /etc/fstab old file or the current one please.
floppies are normally vfat so an entry could be
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto users,rw 0 0
but that auto is relative to mount command and mount will try vfat b4 msdos
....from man mount
The auto type may be useful for user-mounted floppies. Creating a file /etc/filesystems can be useful to change the probe order (e.g., to try vfat before msdos or ext3 before ext2) or if you use a kernel module autoloader.
Last edited by aus9; 02-27-2008 at 08:16 AM.