Kubuntu Edgy doesn't mount floppy disks

Bug #65250 reported by Alberto Milone on 2006-10-11
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #74657: floppy0 comes out of nowhere. Edit Remove
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kdelibs (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Keidson Paiva de Freitas

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kdelibs

If I insert a floppy disk and press the Floppy disk icon nothing happens.

I have to right click on the icon and select "Mount" instead (and "Unmount" to unmount it).

This problem affects Kubuntu Edgy 6.10 and KDE 3.5.5 (I didn't try to mount a floppy in 3.5.4 though)

Here is the content of the fstab:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/hdc6
UUID=76ae89da-2de1-4b1a-8fb0-8c7f7da8cda7 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/hdc7
UUID=10f6d280-42a9-4785-921e-eba8b72fd798 /home ext3 defaults 0 2
# /dev/hdb1
UUID=3e9390eb-d5f4-437b-b727-732963a66a2e /media/hdb1 ext3 defaults 0 2
# /dev/hdb6
UUID=97d3324f-83cf-44b1-bfab-20331a19317b /media/hdb6 ext3 defaults 0 2
# /dev/hdc1
UUID=b2076bd6-817f-4cb3-874a-a50ee9425576 /media/hdc1 ext3 defaults 0 2
# /dev/hdc5
UUID=ec4df2ed-43a4-480b-9586-0c96e108c566 /media/hdc5 ext3 defaults 0 2
# /dev/hdc8
UUID=451666d7-5a86-4baa-b405-58722eeb6120 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0

I can confirm this bug, and here is my fstab:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/hda1
UUID=811225ed-4b42-424c-85f9-011e1632dad2 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/hda3
UUID=156b2fb6-c4a7-4737-89fd-cae45ec2d4ba /home ext3 defaults 0 2
# /dev/hda2
UUID=81e050c4-1cae-42c0-815f-fb86a7460bbd none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/ /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0

The floppy entry is clearly wrong, it's pointing to /dev instead of /dev/fd0.

But in my case, when i change the line

/dev/ /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0

to the line

/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0

it works very well.

I hope it helps.

Changed in kdelibs:
assignee: nobody → keidson
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
steffen (steffen-sobiech) wrote :

I can confirm this. Here's my fstab:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/hdb1
UUID=3417728e-5103-4213-b856-1567c51ce93b / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/hdb5
UUID=b832fd2e-e757-4a8c-ab5e-fc26e0a20847 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/ /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The incorrect path is mentionned by bug #73235 too

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