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I could be wrong here as I never used automount before, but how can a floppy be automounted? You still have to put the floppy in and the floppydrive doesn't have any sensors to know there's a floppy in it.
Distribution: Fedora Core 2, SuSE 9.1 Professional
That is correct. Floppies won't automount...so the automount notation in fstab is useless. However, if you are using KDE, a simple double-click on the floppy icon will mount the floppy.
Here is something more important about floppies. Unmounting. DO NOT...repeat DO NOT take the floppy out without unmounting it first!
The reason for this is that, in UNIX/Linux, if you write to a floppy, sometimes the writing doesn't actually occur until the unmount!! So...make sure you get into the habit of unmounting it first. You can do this by right-clicking the floppy icon and selecting unmount, or
(eg floppy set op in autofs to mount to /mnt/floppy)
1) you try to access /mnt/floppy
2) autofs makes the directory
3) autofs mounts the floppy
4) when you've not accessed the device for longer than the timeout, autofs umounts the device
5) the directory dissappears
You will not find the floppy unless you navigate to where it should appear
With autofs you do not create the directory a device mounts into. You will only see the directories a device mounts to when you have already navigated there
You may need to remove the device from your fstab to avoid confusion.
My problem is stopping kudzu from adding the entries back into fstab once i've made a point of deleteing them