Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86079
No fstab entry for Toshiba USB floppy; device is /dev/sda
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:35:07 EDT
Description of problem:
We have some Toshiba laptops with USB floppy drives. These drives are identified
as "USB Mass Storage devices", and assigned to device file /dev/sda via SCSI
emulation. An entry for the unit is not added to /etc/fstab.
Drive assigned to /dev/fd0 and standard /dev/fd0 entry added to /etc/fstab
- or -
/dev/sda /mnt/floppy auto noauto,users 0 0
automatically added to /etc/fstab.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce: Actual results: Expected results:
Well, it's obvious, isn't it?
Possibly related to bug 59068.
/dev/fd0 is impossible. They don't support the same floppy interface.
What does 'cat /proc/scsi/usb-storage-*/*' say?
Host scsi0: usb-storage
Product: TEAC FD-05PUB
Serial Number: None
Protocol: Uniform Floppy Interface (UFI)
Created attachment 90811 [details]
updfstab.conf used as workaround
I'm currently using this updfstab.conf to enable support for the drive, and
antother interesting unit, too.
This should probably be in the default, though. And maybe
match floppy "TEAC FD"
would be even better (?) (This device + possibly other unsupported units would
Messed up the comment a bit again ;-/ What I meant to suggest in the last note,
was that just "FD" might be used instead of "TEAC FD" in the match string.
I think this might have been fixed since 0.99.96. Have you tried
Fedora Core 1?
The "floppy" entry in Fedora Core 1 /etc/updfstab.conf.default looks
promising, but I still haven't been able to test it...
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
Assuming fixed in the current trees (note that HAL and fstab-sync handles this now.)