[PC-BSD Testing] floppy tester needed

doverosx at gmail.com doverosx at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 08:11:53 PST 2010


Kris Moore wrote:
> Don't have floppies here, so I can't directly test. However it may be some devfs permissions issue or something similar. Check etc/devfs.conf and maybe duplicate any permissions for cd* to fd*
>
> Also, see if you can mount as user via cli. Mount -t msdosfs /dev/fd0 /mnt or somewhere :)
>
> Dru Lavigne <drulavigne at sympatico.ca> wrote:
>
>   
>>     
>>>> Can someone with a system running beta and containing a floppy drive 
>>>> please confirm that the following text is correct:
>>>>
>>>> To access the data on a floppy, simply insert a floppy containing 
>>>> data. It will automatically appear in Dolphin. Don't forget to 
>>>> right-click the floppy icon to Eject the floppy device before 
>>>> physically removing the floppy from the floppy drive.
>>>>
>>>> Alternatively, you can access the floppy drive in Konqueror by 
>>>> typing floppy:/ into the location bar.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> Dru
>>>>         
>>> Dru,
>>>
>>> No dice. Got the following error: An error occurred while accessing 
>>> '1440-KB 3.5" drive', the system responded: 
>>> org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.UnknownFailure: mount: /dev/fd0: 
>>> operation not support by device
>>>       
>> Kris, does that error message mean anything to you?
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Dru
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I was thinking that there may be an issue with a group not being part of 
hal or something in PolicyKit, but it seems that all checks out! Try out 
kris' suggestions because I didn't even think of /etc/devfs.conf . I 
seem to remember throwing 0666 into devfs to be able to mount dvds as a 
user.

Brodey


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