I'm using FC-3 Kernel 2.6.9 -1.667. The computer is a Dell Dimnension 4550. It is configured as a dual boot machine, running the user's option of FC-3 or Windows XP. My questions deal only with FC-3.
When a floppy disk is placed into the floppy drive and Main Menu==>System Tools==>Disk management chosen, the screen displays a message which reads:
"There are no filesystems which you are allowed to mount or unmount.
Contact your administrator."
The same problem is encountered if I attempt to use a CD-R
or a CD-RW
A friend suggested that I try, as root, "usermount" or "/usr/bin/usermount"
When either command is used as root a screen appears which
permits the user to choose which device he wants to be mounted.
I chose /dev/fd0.
Then I tried this command as root:
The screen response reads:
"mount: /dev/fd0 already mounted or /media/floppy busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/fd0 is already mounted on /media/floppy"
Thus it appears that the floppy disk is indeed "mounted."
How do I open the floppy disk so that its data are displayed
on the screen?
Is there a way around the problem so that the user is not required
to type the commands as root each time he uses a floppy disk or
a CD-R or a CD-RW?
Many thanks for your guidance,