It looks like the problem has been solved...see quote Created an attachment (id=86700)
And to avoid replacing the old nautilus-155010-desktop-volume-policy.diff, this
is an incremental patch over it.
I've submitted this for nautilus in STABLE and 10.1.
- Added nautilus-172870-support-drives-and-volumes.diff. This fixes
by adding proper
support for displaying unmounted drives as well as mounted volumes.
This also makes floppies work from the desktop."
I guess now all we need to do is wait for the patch to be released Thanks all paulnoel