Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 228974
gnome-mount fails to mount vfat floppy disks
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:49:13 EST
Description of problem:
on several computers i've noticed that clicking on the floppy drive icon on
"computer" fails to mount the disk: "you must specify the filesystem type"
indeed, if i
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
everything mounts ok.
is there anything i can do, any config i can change so that the floppy disks are
mounted without command line? 'cause some users really have no idea what this
computer thing is about, they only use them as advanced typewriters, so i can
not ask them to become root, and mount every floppy disk, then umount, etc ....
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.insert disk in floppy drive
2.click the floppy icon on "computer"
3.read the error
floppy is not mounted
floppy is mounted
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