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Old 05-23-2006, 05:17 PM   #1
paulnoel
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Floppy disk failure


After installing suse 10.1 the floppy disk will not mount. I get the error message METHOD "MOUNT" WITH SIGNATURE "SSAS" ON INTERFACE "ORG".FREEDESKTOP.HAL.DEVICE.VOLUME. DOESNT EXIST. It is picked up by the hardware ok. All other storage media work ok. No problem with previous versions. x86_64 ASUS K8V SE 3200.
 
Old 05-24-2006, 10:03 AM   #2
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have you tried from console

mount /mnt/floppy
or
mount /media/floppy
or
as root
mount /dev/fd0 /media/floppy

i.e.
It might just be a kde thing.
 
Old 05-24-2006, 11:26 AM   #3
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floppy disk failure

I tried all three sugestions and reply was "no such file or directory" I use Gnome by the way. I checked /etc/fstab and it shows "/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto,noauto,used,exec,sync 00" which should be correct. any other suggestions ?
 
Old 05-24-2006, 01:07 PM   #4
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is there a /media/floppy directory?

if not mkdir /media/floppy as root

Last edited by dubz_444; 05-24-2006 at 01:10 PM.
 
Old 05-24-2006, 02:46 PM   #5
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floppy disk failure

there is a directory /media/floppy but it is empty.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 02:34 AM   #6
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your line doesnt have a filesystem type !

heres an example

/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto rw,noauto,user,sync 0 0

look here
http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/fstab.html
 
Old 05-26-2006, 12:06 AM   #7
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I've quietly suffered with this same thing.
After doing a lot of searching on Google, I can only say that the update is the problem.

I've tried everything here without any success.

Still searching...
 
Old 05-26-2006, 09:56 PM   #8
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To dubz 444 & ironbeagle. I have been using suse since 8.xx this is a first. The fstab file is correct. thanks for the reference. I guess it is just my system and the program. I might as well wait for suse to fix it. Thanks for the suggestions. paulnoel
 
Old 05-27-2006, 01:34 PM   #9
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I just reinstalled Suse 10.0 and the floppy works perfectly!

I would suggest not upgrading the kernel as doing so would render your floppy drive useless!
 
Old 05-28-2006, 11:06 AM   #10
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I'm having the exact same problem. Just installed the new Suse 10.1. Just like paulnoel said... It seems to detect it, but won't let me access it.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 09:22 PM   #11
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This may not be your problem but you should know that /dev/fp0 may exist but it won't be auto-mounted for access until you place a floppy in the drive. A drive without media can't be mounted. USB works in a similar fashion.
 
Old 05-29-2006, 05:39 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fragos
This may not be your problem but you should know that /dev/fp0 may exist but it won't be auto-mounted for access until you place a floppy in the drive. A drive without media can't be mounted. USB works in a similar fashion.
um dont you mean /dev/fd0?
 
Old 05-29-2006, 07:55 PM   #13
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tried that, but that's not the problem. thanks for trying fragos.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 06:12 PM   #14
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I sent the "BUG" to Novell Bugzilla and it seems they are already chasing the problem as Bug #127870 & 179494 (mine) their description is " floppies cannot be mounted even with the new hal package, presumably because /media/floppy is in fstab by default and the hal-mount scripts refuse to work. Manual mount works fine."
I have 6 pages of comments from the programmers (up to comment 34 ) and it is not solved yet. Best wait till they solve it. I will report back.
 
Old 06-02-2006, 12:04 PM   #15
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mount floppy

It looks like the problem has been solved...see quote Created an attachment (id=86700)
--> "(https://bugzilla.novell.com/attachme...00&action=view)
nautilus-172870-support-drives-and-volumes.diff

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
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=172870 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
 
  


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