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Old 02-23-2009, 12:10 AM   #1
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Question Mount and Unmount floppy on Opensuse 11.1


Hi! Every Body

Anybody knows how can I mount and unmount a floppy within the desktop and/or dolphin filemanager in KDE 4.1? If I run dolphin I can see a floppy icon on the left, clicking on it seems to activate a reading of the floppy, then I have to go to /media folder and click on /disk folder to display the floppy files, then if a right click on the floppy on dolphin the only option I get is to hide the floppy shortcut, there is no option for unmount the floppy. I tried to make a desktop shortcut to floppy by right clicking on the desktop folder and selecting new device floppy and entering /dev/fd0 on device location, and clicking okay. Even that does not have the unmount command when I right click on the desktop shortcut, so the floppy gets stock in mount state. Any ideas?
also I dont see an applet or the so called plasmanoid when I click on the plasma icon on the right of the task bar and click add widget, on kde 3.5 I have the media applet on the task bar, it worked like a charm, I give a 1000 thanks to the developer of the media applet.

My fstab file looks like this:

/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6L100P0_L25R40GG-part3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6L100P0_L25R40GG-part1 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6L100P0_L25R40GG-part2 /home ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0

Any ideas on how to mount and unmount my floppy? It is a standard internal floppy, which is connected to the standard floppy controller on the motherboard. The only way to have access to it is logging into kde 3.5 and have the media applet/widget in the taskbar, and then works like a charm, I can mount it or unmount it any time. But I would like to try the new Version 4.1.3 (KDE 4.1.3) "release 72.4" that I'm running. I believe this is the latest from the opensuse 11.1 KDE 4 STABLE repository, so I know I have the latest patches for KDE 4.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by linuxbeliever; 02-23-2009 at 04:48 PM. Reason: Including system file
 
Old 02-23-2009, 04:50 PM   #2
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Take a closer look at Dolphin. You can unmount too. ...else it is a bug

#man mount
#su
#mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /media/floppy

upgrade to 4.2
 
Old 02-25-2009, 12:52 AM   #3
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Take a closer look at Dolphin. You can unmount too. ...else it is a bug

#man mount
#su
#mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /media/floppy

upgrade to 4.2
Thanks for your answer, but dolphin seems to mount the floppy if I click on the floppy icon to the left, on the places panel but, if I want to unmount the floppy, by right clicking on the floppy icon there is no unmount option, the only option is to hide the floppy shortcut. There is NO 4.2 KDE STABLE on opensuse 11.1 on the repositories yet. I don want to execute commands every time I need to unmount my floppy drive, it to slow that way.

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-28-2009, 11:54 PM   #4
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Help please!

Help please! any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-01-2009, 12:23 AM   #5
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Just edit your etc/fstab file to add the line for your floppy drive. So add this; /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0 ,this is if you have that folder created in the /mnt folder, or can be created in; /media as well. And be sure to have at least 1-2 spaces separating each group of this fstab file entry, (which lists; device, mount point directory, file system, mount options), but for the options; "noauto,owner" has no space between them. And to edit as root in a terminal, use; su - , or as a normal user enter this; kdesu kwrite /etc/fstab

Last edited by james2b; 03-01-2009 at 12:34 AM. Reason: more help
 
Old 03-02-2009, 01:19 AM   #6
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There is a chance that it is (u)mounted by udev via Dbus and HAL. But the behavior of SuSE is -- shall we say, obscure? Here are some links on udev:

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/...er07/udev.html
http://www.reactivated.net/writing_udev_rules.html
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Customizing_UDEV
http://linuxcommand.org/man_pages/udev8.html
http://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/util...tplug/udev-FAQ

HTH
 
Old 03-03-2009, 09:14 PM   #7
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Just edit your etc/fstab file to add the line for your floppy drive. So add this; /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0 ,this is if you have that folder created in the /mnt folder, or can be created in; /media as well. And be sure to have at least 1-2 spaces separating each group of this fstab file entry, (which lists; device, mount point directory, file system, mount options), but for the options; "noauto,owner" has no space between them. And to edit as root in a terminal, use; su - , or as a normal user enter this; kdesu kwrite /etc/fstab
I add the line into my fstab file just after the last line of /dev, and try to mount the floppy from dolphin and told me that only root can mount floppy in /dev/media. I'm stuck! Any other ideas?

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