Bug 228974 - gnome-mount fails to mount vfat floppy disks
Summary: gnome-mount fails to mount vfat floppy disks
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-mount
Version: 6
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-16 10:31 UTC by cornel panceac
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 19:14:37 UTC
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Description cornel panceac 2007-02-16 10:31:05 UTC
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):

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.insert disk in floppy drive
2.click the floppy icon on "computer"
3.read the error
Actual results:
floppy is not mounted

Expected results:
floppy is mounted

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:15:43 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 19:14:35 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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