[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Floppies (corrections & update)
fitchkendall at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 09:29:03 PST 2010
re: Comments #4 and #5
>4. Kris' testing request to try using #mount -t msdosfs /dev/fd0 /mnt
>at the command line did work or, now that -t msdosfs variation is
>deprecated, #mount_msdosfs /dev/fd0 /mnt.
". . . now that -t msdosfs variation is deprecated . . . " My bad.
It is "-t msdos" -that is deprecated.
On the other hand, "-t msdosfs" is not deprecated
but merely replaced with "mount_msdosfs."
re comment #5.
>I adopted Dru Lavigne's method used in The Best of FreeBSD Basics,
>p. 259 (shameless plug for her book) by creating a mount point at
>/mnt/floppy and editing /etc/fstab with the following line:
>/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy msdos rw,noauto 0
My second bad was to use msdos instead of msdosfs in the /etc/fstab.
Thus the correct line should be:
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy msdosfs rw,noauto 0
So . . .After the correction to /etc/fstab,
1. you cannot mount the floppy from "regular" Dolphin.
Double clicking on the floppy icon (in "Places") generates
the following error message:
An error occurred while accessing '1.44-KB 3.5" drive',
mount_msdosfs: /dev/fd0 Operation not permitted.
This is occurring even though the /etc/devsf.conf was
changed to permit all users to use fd0 per earlier post.
2. However, when you start Dolphin-Admin (i.e. becoming the super user),
Dolphin Admin will mount the floppy.
In my case, it mounted at /mnt/floppy, probably because
of the definition I placed in /etc/fstab.
3. Inserting the floppy does not cause an auto-mount.
You must still double-click the floppy icon in Dolphin-Admin.
4. Conclusion: Dolphin regular does not permit floppy mounts
while Dolphin Admin does. Like Al said, there is probably a permission
problem that regular Dolphin does not overcome.
Sorry for the errors, and I hope this info helps.
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