I have a Bytecc BT-144 USB external floppy disk drive. It is detected as MITSUMI USB FDD 061M. I've been able to successfully mount and write to floppy disks by using dmesg to identify the most recently detected USB device, then by mounting with the following command:
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sudo mount -t auto -o rw,user,snyc /dev/sdb /media/usbfloppy
For some reason, even though I use the "rw" option, I can still only write to the disk using sudo. Other than that, this method works, but I'd prefer to be able to automate the process. From what I understand, I will either need to write a custom udev rule or edit an existing one to include instructions for this device. Could someone a bit more knowledgeable than I am please offer me some assistance in this area?
To clarify what I'm looking for:
- I would like the device to be added to the "computer:///" menu in Nautilus as "usbfloppy" and to have the same options that "floppy0" has (i.e. the "Format" and "Mount Volume" options).
- I would like "usbfloppy" to run the "Mount Volume" command when double-clicked and mount the disk to /media/usbfloppy. "usbfloppy" should then show as a mounted floppy diskette in Nautilus.
I appreciate any help that can be offered in this area. (Also, please let me know if I'm asking too much or if I would be better suited to ask somewhere else.)