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Old 01-30-2007, 01:17 PM   #1
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media:/fd0 automount problem


I have a fresh new install of Kubuntu 6.06 in an AMD64 machine.

Everything is fine, except the "automount" feature for the floppy, within Konqueror. When I insert a floppy disk and click on the icon located in the system:/media, it should mount the floppy and display its contents in a new window, but all it do is show me an empty window.

Returning to the system:/media and clicking on the icon again returns a message saying that the device is busy or already mounted. Right-clicking on the icon for umounting also doesn't show the "Umount" option.

The floppy gets mounted, tho. The mount point I use is /media/floppy0, and all the files are there. Umounting by command line also works.

Unfortunally, I can't afford to use mount/umount commands here. My users are Windows die-hards, and most of the time, are older people with no knowledge on command line. I need it to work on the Konqueror window automagically.

My line in /etc/fstab seems to be okay:

/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
Can someone please help me? I googled out all the afternoon and searched a lot of forums, but no one had an easy workaround to this issue.
Old 02-06-2007, 12:16 PM   #2
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