Unable to Access Floppy Drive in Ubuntu Hardy LTS (NOT Beta/ Release Candidate)
|Ubuntu Desktop Bugs|
I cannot access media in my floppy drive on my Ubuntu 8.04 32 bit installation (NOT using Live CD.). Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Just insert the floppy, click on the Menu on top "Places"-> Floppy Drive , then my floppy drive will "seemed to be reading" by having green light flashed, and the light just went off (No more light shown in the floppy drive.). No Windows shown like Floppy Drive, just like my CD , or any other partition or clicking Home Directory from the Menu bar, Places too (Which can view its content). Neither does any warning shown.
Alternatively, I can go to the left side of the window of any directory with a bar that shows places (Eg: Various Partitions, username (The Home Directory), Trash, Floppy Drive etc.)
Double Click on the Floppy drive and the result will be same. Neither can I right click the "Open or Open in the New Window" with effects (The options are NOT grey out , like Remove or Rename) and the "Rescan" does nothing too.
In Windows XP, this does not happen. I am sure my floppy drive is not spoil.
My PC is a Pentium 4 2.26GHz. I am unable to determine my motherboard and I know that my Floppy Drive is a Sony brand. (I do not know the exact model, but it is white in colour.)
Neither am I sure if this is a bug in Ubuntu/GNOME or simply hardware not supported.
I do not edit /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab for this reason (I do it for Mounting NTFS partition, but did not edit as I replaced back into original as my edition to mount these NTFS partition does not work.)
This is my /etc/fstab:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# -- This file has been automaticly generated by ntfs-config --
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/hda1 :
# Entry for /dev/hda5 :
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 auto rw,user,auto,exec 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,auto,exec 0 0