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    Question Mount floppy in KDE with GUI

    Hello, I'm looking is there a GUI for mounting\unmounting floppies in KDE? Google suggested, that adding
    Code:
    /dev/fd0     /mnt/floppy0     auto     noauto,users,rw,exec,sync     0 0
    to /etc/fstab should add link to floppy in Dolphin's Places, but in fact it doesn't. For now I have to mount floppies in console. And besides that there seems to be a bug in 12.1 with /dev/fd0 - it won't mount at all and I had to directly specify format of mounted floppy by mounting, for example, /dev/fd0u1440 instead of /dev/fd0.

    OpenSUSE 12.1
    KDE Version 4.7.2

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    Default Re: Mount floppy in KDE with GUI

    On 2012-03-22 08:56, D E wrote:
    >
    > Hello, I'm looking is there a GUI for mounting\unmounting floppies in
    > KDE? Google suggested, that adding
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy0 auto noauto,users,rw,exec,sync 0 0
    > --------------------
    > to /etc/fstab should add link to floppy in Dolphin's Places, but in
    > fact it doesn't.


    AFAIK, you need to modprobe the floppy module before that.

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    Default Re: Mount floppy in KDE with GUI

    Quote Originally Posted by D_E View Post
    Hello, I'm looking is there a GUI for mounting\unmounting floppies in KDE? Google suggested, that adding
    Code:
    /dev/fd0     /mnt/floppy0     auto     noauto,users,rw,exec,sync     0 0
    to /etc/fstab should add link to floppy in Dolphin's Places, but in fact it doesn't. For now I have to mount floppies in console. And besides that there seems to be a bug in 12.1 with /dev/fd0 - it won't mount at all and I had to directly specify format of mounted floppy by mounting, for example, /dev/fd0u1440 instead of /dev/fd0.

    OpenSUSE 12.1
    KDE Version 4.7.2
    Hi. This is what I did in Debian (no need to edit fstab).
    I can't test the above in openSUSE (no floppy drive). Hope it helps.

    Right click Kickoff > Edit Applications > New Item
    Command: udisks --mount /dev/fd0
    Name: Mount Floppy
    Comment: Mounts the floppy drive

    To use floppy:
    sudo modprobe floppy
    Kickoff > Mount Floppy

    When finished:
    Right click floppy icon > Unmount
    sudo modprobe -r floppy

    To format (FAT filesystem):
    Unmount floppy
    sudo mformat a:

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