Bug 200910 - Unmountable Floppy Drive
Unmountable Floppy Drive
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2006-08-01 11:06 EDT by Terry Gruber
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:46 EST (History)
9 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: FC6
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Last Closed: 2008-05-05 19:13:52 EDT
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Description Terry Gruber 2006-08-01 11:06:10 EDT
Description of problem:
On 2.6.17-1.2157_FC5, latest hal update (hal-gnome causes floppy
to disappear from "Computer" drives and from panel applet.  Attempt to mount
from console fails.

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

How reproducible: works everytime after updating with above

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install hal update
2.hit finish button after download complete
3.floppy mounting icons disappear
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
This occurred with two different Asus motherboards after installing only the hal
Comment 1 Ross Clark 2006-08-12 12:53:36 EDT
I can confirm tht this ishappening on my computer also.  Same results.  Same
steps to reproduce
Comment 2 Hans van Thiel 2006-08-20 12:20:20 EDT
My floppy drive doesn't seem to be detected either. Sorry, can't confirm if this
happened after an update, or if it occurred on the initial version I bought from
On-Disk.com (around July 10 20060. 
Comment 3 Andrea Santilli 2006-08-21 08:05:57 EDT
I can confirm that this happens on my comp. This bug is still present with hal and kernel kernel 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5smp
Comment 4 Phil Hale 2006-09-14 19:55:31 EDT
I can confirm it is happening with kernel 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 on an X86_64 Dell
Precision 670 system and a Dell Optiplex GX620 with FC6 test3.
Comment 5 Edgar Hoch 2006-09-16 15:55:01 EDT
I can confirm that on our systems with x86_64 Athlon64 with Board Tomcat K8E-SLI
(S2866) and hal- the floppy drive in nautilus in 'Computer' still
is not shown.
Comment 6 Andrea Santilli 2006-10-23 18:31:51 EDT
it looks like this hasnt been fixed in fc6t3 :(

i think the best way to make floppy drive work is to add it to fstab...
Comment 7 Terry Gruber 2006-10-23 21:58:25 EDT
fstab doesn't work.
Comment 8 David W. Legg 2006-12-01 08:23:22 EST
Add to /etc/fstab:

/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,user 0 0

Then point an icon at it adn click.
Comment 9 Andrea Santilli 2006-12-01 15:45:26 EST
this bug seems to be fixed in fc6 and without editing the fstab.

however the floppy entry does not appear in gnome menu but only in nautilus
Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 23:25:20 EDT
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted
on. We appreciate the time you took to report this issue and want to
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Comment 11 Edgar Hoch 2008-04-12 23:43:09 EDT
For me, it works on Fedora Core 6 (tested).
For newer Fedora versions I have not tested it, I will do it,
but I don't remember any problems with floppy.
I think this bug report can be closed (fixed in newer version).
Comment 12 John Poelstra 2008-05-05 19:13:52 EDT
thanks for your update. closing

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