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9/16/2006

IBM USB floppy and persistent name with udev

Filed under: — jimmy @ 1:47 pm

Today I tested my new IBM usb floppy. When I plugged it in, the kernel loaded the usb-storage module and assigned device node /dev/sdc to it. Mounting a floppy-disk worked as exptected. Then I decided that it would be nice if the floppy would always use the same device node, not the first one available. This can be easily achieved with udev. I created a new file /etc/udev/ibm_floppy.rules and made a symbolic link to /etc/udev/rules.d/z81_ibm_floppy.rules. There’s only one line needed in the file:

BUS=="usb", SYSFS{product}=="TEAC FD-05PUB   " , SYMLINK="ibm-floppy"

When I now plugin my floppy udev creates /dev/ibm-floppy, which is a link to the assigned device node.

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