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Old 08-27-2004, 07:37 PM   #1
pklicnik
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Fedora Rescue mode help - mouting floppy drive


Hi all - I'm a MAJOR noob when it comes to Linux so please help

All my links below are slightly wrong (because I dont have 5 posts yet so I cant post links) but theyre easy to correct.

I'm trying to follow the instructions here:
alwanza.com/howto/linux/floppy.html - add http:/ / w w w. to that link (mounting my floppy drive in rescue mode)

I do the find command:
/ -type f -name fstab

and it says my fstab is
/mnt/sysimage/etc/fstab

so then I do a
cat /mnt/sysimage/etc/fstab

and my /dev/fd0 isn't in the list and that site says it should be

see the screen here:
s91672268.onlinehome.us/files/site/rescue.jpg (add http:/ / to that link)


Thanks for ANY help you can give me....it's much appreciated!
 
Old 08-27-2004, 07:54 PM   #2
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Just do a mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy (assuming you have a directory called floppy under the mnt directory). That should work (provided the floppy is connected and it works). As for the fstab file, you can always edit it and supply the line mentioned in the first of your two links.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 08:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help - I just tried it quickly with these results:

command:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt
result:
Mouting /dev/fd0 on /mnt failed: No such device or address

command:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
result:
Mouting /dev/fd0 on /mnt/floppy failed: No such file or directory

I understand the second message - When I do an "ls" I see the mnt directory, but I don't know how to traverse through the directories by command so I definitely didn't make a "floppy" folder.

Can you decode the first message? To me it sounds like it doesn't recognize my floppy drive...

Thanks for your help
 
Old 08-27-2004, 09:18 PM   #4
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You are right: it looks like the floppy drive is not recognized. What happens when you have a floppy in your drive when you boot? Does the computer say something like boot device not found. Please insert / choose a bootable disk or something similar? Also, can you try mounting the floppy as other floppy devices, say, fd1 or fd2, etc. It's better to mount it under say /mnt/sysimage/mnt/floppy directory.
 
  


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