Xfce 4.4.3 floppy drive icon

Freehill

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Is it possible to mount/unmount a floppy using the icon present on the Xfce desktop? When I double-click the icon I receive the error: Unable to mount "Floppy Drive": mount: /dev/fd0 : Operation not supported by device. After mounting manually if I try to unmount the drive with the icon I receive the error: Unable to unmount "Floppy Drive": Cannot obtain lock on /mountpoint/.hal-mtab. Is a permission missing in PolicyKit.conf perhaps? Thanks in advance for any help.
 
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Freehill

Freehill

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I finally figured this out so I'll answer my own question. ;)

First I added a floppy entry to /etc/fstab.
Code:
/dev/fd0		/floppy		msdosfs	rw,noauto	0	0

Then changed permissions on /dev/fd0.
Code:
# chmod 666 /dev/fd0

Finally, I changed vfs.usermount to 1.
Code:
# sysctl vfs.usermount=1
 
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