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Re: [SLE] Mounting floppy drive on a laptop
  • From: Joseph Loo <jloo@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 19:26:15 -0700
  • Message-id: <4431D947.3070401@xxxxxxx>
Filianx wrote:
hi all

running SUSE 10 kde3.4.2 on a laptop, when I attach my usb floppy I get the
following message

mount: can't find /dev/sda in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

this my fstab..../dev/hda2 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda1 swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/dvdrecorder /media/dvdrecorder subfs
noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
none /subdomain subdomainfs noauto 0 0

for mtab............/dev/hda2 / reiserfs rw,acl,user_xattr,commit=600 0 0
proc /proc proc rw 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/dvdrecorder /media/dvdrecorder subfs rw 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0

what do I enter in fstab and mtab to get the floppy to mount and be

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


Before you alter your floopy fstab, try this first.

Put in your floppy and try to do a ls /media/floppy . They have changed the way they have the floppy set up in last few revisions. I assume you are on SUSE 10.0

If not, add the user option within the fstab and that should allow you to mount it as a user.
Joseph Loo

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