Bug 118238 - Mounting a floppy causes unnecessary error.
Mounting a floppy causes unnecessary error.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
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Reported: 2004-03-14 03:21 EST by J.B. Nicholson-Owens
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-28 14:55:26 EDT
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Description J.B. Nicholson-Owens 2004-03-14 03:21:52 EST
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Description of problem:
When I mount a floppy with Nautilus, I get an error:

  /dev/fd0: Invalid argument

but it apparently doesn't stop the floppy from working perfectly well.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert a floppy into a floppy drive (I used a FAT formatted floppy).
2. Right-click on the background, then pick Drives->Floppy (or
whichever corresponds to your floppy drive).
3. Left-click on the menu choice to select.
4. Watch for an error, then pick the "Details" button.

Actual Results:  I get the error "/dev/fd0: Invalid argument" error.

Expected Results:  I should get no error.

Additional info:

When I mount the floppy on the command line as root with:

# mount -v /mnt/floppy
mount: you didn't specify a filesystem type for /dev/fd0
       I will try all types mentioned in /etc/filesystems or
Trying vfat
mount: block device /dev/fd0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: you didn't specify a filesystem type for /dev/fd0
       I will try all types mentioned in /etc/filesystems or
Trying vfat
/dev/fd0 on /mnt/floppy type vfat (ro,nosuid,nodev)

I'm using mount-2.11y-29.
Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2006-07-11 13:48:32 EDT
Fedora Core 1 is maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security updates
only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and reassign to the
Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and hasn't been resolved in
the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test release, reopen and change the
version to match.


NOTE: Fedora Core 1 is reaching the final end of support even by the Legacy
project. After Fedora Core 6 Test 2 is released (currently scheduled for July
26th), there will be no more security updates for FC1. Please use these next two
weeks to upgrade any remaining FC1 systems to a current release.

Comment 2 John Thacker 2006-10-28 14:55:26 EDT
Closing per lack of response to prior request.  

Note that FC1 and FC2 are no longer supported even by Fedora Legacy.  Please
install a still supported version and retest.  If this still occurs on FC3 or
FC4 and is a security issue, please assign to that version and Fedora Legacy. 
If it still occurs on FC5 or FC6, please reopen and assign to the correct version.

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