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gnome-mount -d /dev/fd0 does nothing to mount floppies



Dear all,
   gnome-mount -d /dev/fd0 does not mount floppies as it should.  To mount a floppy, I have to become root and issue
# mkdir -p /media/floppy
# mount /dev/fd0 /media/floppy

[olivares localhost ~]$ gnome-mount -d /dev/fd0
gnome-mount 0.4.0.2006.07.24
[olivares localhost ~]$ gnome-mount -d --device /dev/fd0
gnome-mount 0.4.0.2006.07.24
[olivares localhost ~]$ ls /media/floppy/ -l
total 0
[olivares localhost ~]$ 

I added /dev/fd0                /media/floppy           auto    pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
to /etc/fstab as root and it still does not work.  


[olivares localhost ~]$ cat /etc/fstab
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
devpts                  /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
proc                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
sysfs                   /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/hda3               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/fd0                /media/floppy           auto    pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
[olivares localhost ~]$ gnome-mount -d /dev/fd0
gnome-mount 0.4.0.2006.07.24
[olivares localhost ~]$ gnome-mount -d --device /dev/fd0
gnome-mount 0.4.0.2006.07.24
[olivares localhost ~]$ gnome-mount -help
gnome-mount 0.4.0.2006.07.24
[olivares localhost ~]$ gnome-mount --help
Usage:
  gnome-mount [OPTION...] - GNOME mount

Help Options:
  -?, --help               Show help options
  --help-all               Show all help options
  --help-gtk               Show GTK+ Options

Application Options:
  -v, --verbose            Verbose operation
  -n, --no-ui              Don't show any dialogs
  -b, --block              Allow gnome-mount to block for UI
  -u, --unmount            Unmount rather than mount
  -e, --eject              Eject rather than mount
  -h, --hal-udi            Mount by HAL UDI
  -d, --device             Mount by device file
  -p, --pseudonym          Mount by one of device's nicknames: mountpoint, label, with or without directory prefix
  -t, --text               Text-based operation
  -m, --mount-point        Specify mount point
  -o, --mount-options      Specify mount options
  -f, --fstype             Specify file system type
  --write-settings         Don't mount; write given settings for volume/drive
  --display-settings       Don't mount; display settings for volume/drive
  --erase-settings         Don't mount; erase settings for volume/drive
  --display=DISPLAY        X display to use

[olivares localhost ~]$


I understand that floppies are becoming obsolete, but floppies should still work.  What should I do?

Regards,

Antonio 



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