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Old 09-04-2005, 10:55 PM   #1
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SuSE 9.3-You can only select local files


Almost every time I try to access my floppy drive, this is the response I get. It also says, "Remote files not accepted." I know I'm probably missing something very basic, but how do I make my floppy and CD/DVD work and play well with the system as a whole?

Edited to add: I'm very much a newbie, have had SuSE installed for all of a week and I did try searching on the 'net to find a solution.

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Old 09-05-2005, 07:35 PM   #2
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"Almost every time I try to access my floppy drive, this is the response I get. It also says, "Remote files not accepted.""

What command are you using to try and access the floppy?

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Old 09-05-2005, 08:12 PM   #3
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In this case, I had opened Kaffeine and asked it to open a file. One of the options was "media". I clicked on media and then on "floppy drive". In another instance, it was YAST and same procedure--open file, media, floppy drive and.....error message. I know I'm either doing something stupid or haven't done something I need to do. I'm really enjoying SuSE and will just be happier when I get past this learning curve thingie.

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Old 09-06-2005, 10:36 AM   #4
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"In this case, I had opened Kaffeine and asked it to open a file. One of the options was "media". I clicked on media and then on "floppy drive". In another instance, it was YAST and same procedure--open file, media, floppy drive and.....error message. I know I'm either doing something stupid or haven't done something I need to do. I'm really enjoying SuSE and will just be happier when I get past this learning curve thingie. "

You need to mount the floppy to make it part of your file system. Somehting like:
mount /dev/fd0 /media/floppy

Then when you are finished with the floppy you umount it before you remove it:
umount /dev/fd0


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Old 09-07-2005, 01:48 AM   #5
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Hmm... You shouldn't need to. Media should be mounted and unmounted automatically for you on SuSE by subfs. You CAN mount and "umount" (for bmk, no that's not a typo on jailbait's part) manually from the root account, but I wouldn't mount to the default location. While subfs is working, it may do funny things to the mount point (like not being able to unmount, for example).

Question: Can you go to "My Computer" and open the floppy drive from there?
 
Old 09-08-2005, 12:25 AM   #6
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Sorry for the delay. I've been fighting to get my modem to work, but I succeeded!!! (Hey! I have to take my victories where I can!) I knew about mounting and unmounting floppies via the shell, but it seemed weird to have to switch over to the shell everytime I wanted to use one in an app. I tried accessing it via the My Computer, gd2shoe, but got "The process for the media protocol died unexpectedly." I'm afraid I really am a clueless newbie!

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Old 09-08-2005, 12:51 AM   #7
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"Sorry for the delay. I've been fighting to get my modem to work, but I succeeded!!! (Hey! I have to take my victories where I can!) I knew about mounting and unmounting floppies via the shell, but it seemed weird to have to switch over to the shell everytime I wanted to use one in an app. I tried accessing it via the My Computer, gd2shoe, but got "The process for the media protocol died unexpectedly." I'm afraid I really am a clueless newbie!"

The SuSE installer has saddled you with automount. You can rationalize the mount process by disabling automount. Edit /etc/fstab and every place that you find subfs replace subfs with auto. With automount gone then you can mount and umount the floppy and CD to your choosing without having to argue with subfs about what the status of the device is.

Incidently I am installing SuSE 10.0 and I just finished throwing out automount. What a pain in the ass it is.

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Old 09-08-2005, 12:59 PM   #8
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It's a lot better than it used to be (from my perspective, at least). Even so, I don't blame anyone who wants to get rid of it on their box. This particularly in bmk's case, where it doesn't seem to be working at all.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 06:08 PM   #9
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So, the consensus is dump auto-mount and manually mount the floppy when I need it?

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