Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 401491
no DVD-RW or Floppy drive entries added to /etc/fstab
Last modified: 2007-12-01 14:23:22 EST
Description of problem:
Anaconda dose not add entries for the /dev/fd0 floppy drive, or the /dev/sr0
DVD-RW drive to the /etc/fstab file.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a fresh install of F8 and check the contents of your /etc/fstab file.
The default /etc/fstab after a fresh installation looks like this on my
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/tmp /tmp ext3 defaults 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
LABEL=SWAP-sda10 swap swap defaults 0 0
I expect the installation program to detect my floppy drive and DVD-RW drive,
and add appropriate entries to the /etc/fstab file for each device, and also
create the mountpoints for those devices under /media.
I had to hunt around in /var/log/dmsg and find out the name of the device that
my DVD-RW was attached to. I then added the following entries to my /etc/fstab
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0
# DVD-RW drive VOM-12E48X
/dev/sr0 /media/dvdrecorder iso9660 rw,user,noauto,unhide 0 0
I then had to create the mount points in /media for floppy and dvdrecorder.
They're not added intentionally. Use gnome-mount (or mounting within nautilus,
konqueror, etc) instead
Thankyou Jeremy. That's fine if one is using X. What if someone is running a
bar http or other server without X? They might want to make backups of some
data or configuration files to DVD/CDROM. So how would they mount the DVD/CD
drive then without having the relevant entries in /etc/fstab and the mount
I have added the above two entries to my fstab, and still have HAL running as
well. There does not seem to be any conflicts with this setup :)