[BUGGLET] User mounting of CD-ROM/RW's work fine, but ZIP's have issues

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jun 14 13:47:38 PDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-06-14 at 15:17, John Merryweather Cooper wrote:
> Recently, I turned on User mounting in accordance with the GNOME FAQ. 
> I'm operating on a recent -CURRENT.
> First, CD-ROM's and CDRW's work perfectly--mounting, reading, writing,
> and ejecting (unmounting).  But . . . .
> ATAPI ZIP's don't work so well.  They do mount, read, and write, but
> unmounting/ejecting is a strictly manual (command line) operation. 
> Moreover, if you close the ZIP drive window and then try to re-open it,
> GNOME refuses saying that the drive is busy.  It appears this occurs
> because GNOME is trying to re-mount and already mounted system.  But
> there is no "Eject" option like the CD-ROM's and no unmount choice
> either.
> My /etc/fstab line looks like:
> /dev/afd0s4  /home/johnmary/zip  msdosfs  rw,noauto  0  0
> Is this a known issue?  Can it be fixed?

ZIP drives are a bit trickier than CDs.  First, make sure you own the
mount point in question (i.e. /home/johnmary/zip) and that
vfs.usermount=1.  If that doesn't work, try changing the mount point to
/mnt/zip, and see if that helps.


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Joe Marcus Clarke
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