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Old 11-18-2004, 08:43 PM   #1
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Exclamation Mounting disks in Fedora Core 3

In Fedora Core 1 and 2 (and any other distro I have used) you could always insert a disk into the floppy drive or CD tray and it would either automatically mount itself or you could use the disk management tool under "system tools". In Fedora Core 3 I've tried this and it won't mount anything or sometimes it will tell me that I need administrative privilages and to "contact my systems administrator", etc. I've also noticed that all of these drives (CDRom, Floppy, Zip, etc) that were previously mounted in the folder /mnt are now located in a folder called "/media" but I still can't copy/paste/transfer files to and from these drives or even mount them.

What gives here and am I missing something?

Old 11-23-2004, 07:02 PM   #2
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Got the ZIP part working...

Hi TippyToes,

I don't know if the settings that I found to work will be of any use for you or not. My CD worked when the system came up but isn't happy with life at the moment (I'm afraid I may have inadvertently changed its fstab line). However, the ZIP drive is working (at least I can mount it and read it--finally!).

I created a zip directory under /media (even though that seemed an odd spot, since the CD was already there...):

mkdir /media/zip

But it wouldn't mount no matter what. It turns out the missing element is that the partition number for the %$#@! zip drive is 4, so, I was finally able to mount it:

mount -t vfat /dev/hdh4 /media/zip

I've put what I think is a correct line in fstab and we'll see if the Disk Manager won't allow mounting it next time. It does should it as mounted and so I'm hopeful!

If you figured out anything in the last 2 weeks, I'd be interested to hear it!




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