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Old 02-06-2004, 08:21 PM   #1
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slow to mount floppy

ever since I installed suse 9, mounting my floppy takes much more time than it did in 8.2. It will mount, just very slowly--it just seems to read
and read the disk. Here is my etc/fstab info:

> dev/hda6 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
> /dev/hda1 /windows/C vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,iocharset=iso8859-1,code=437 0 0
> /dev/hdb1 /windows/D ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=iso8859-1 0 0
> /dev/hdb5 /windows/F vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,iocharset=iso8859-1,code=437 0 0
> /dev/hda5 swap swap pri=42 0 0
> devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
> usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs noauto 0 0
> /dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
> /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
> /dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0

Any suggestions??
Old 02-06-2004, 09:39 PM   #2
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"Any suggestions??"

Try taking the sync out of the /dev/fd0 line in /etc/fstab and see what happens.

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Old 02-06-2004, 11:39 PM   #3
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yea, i tried removing sync--still no change in it. slow as ever
Old 02-07-2004, 11:30 PM   #4
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I have not spent any time investigating the reason why because I rarely use floppies anymore but I just wanted to comment that my SuSE 9.0 installation is the same. It takes a looooong time to read a floppy's contents.


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