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Old 01-07-2007, 08:41 AM   #1
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Why can I not mount floppy?


Here is fstab:

Code:
LABEL=/			/		ext3		defaults		1 1
LABEL=/boot		/boot		ext3		defaults		1 2
devpts			/dev/pts	devpts		gid=5,mode=620		0 0
tmpfs			/dev/shm	tmpfs		defaults		0 0
proc			/proc		proc		defaults		0 0
sysfs			/sys		sysfs		defaults		0 0
LABEL=SWAP-sda3		swap		swap		defaults		0 0
/dev/hdb2		/mnt/shared	vfat		users,rw,owner,umask=0	0 0
/dev/fd0		/mnt/floppy	auto		noauto,rw,users		0 0
/dev/hdd                /mnt/ls120	auto		noauto,rw,user		0 0

And :

Code:
ls -al /mnt/
total 56
drwxr-xr-x  6 root root  4096 Oct 10 17:06 .
drwxr-xr-x 25 root root  4096 Dec 30 07:04 ..
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 Jun 25  2006 dvd
drwxr-xrw-  2 root root  4096 Jun 22  2006 floppy
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 Jul 16 07:09 ls120
drwxrwxrwx 10 root root 16384 Dec 31  1969 shared

But:
Code:
mount /dev/fd0
mount: I could not determine the filesystem type, and none was specified
Then tried:

Code:
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0
mount: only root can do that

Also tried, even if I do not hink I should have to:
Code:

sudo mount -t msdos /dev/fd0


This only throughs the help page.
This disk is a fat formated disk.

What am I missing?


I use FC6 (upgraded form FC5) + all the updates on X86-64 kernel.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 08:51 AM   #2
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how about
Code:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
or maybe

Code:
mount /mnt/floppy

The idea is mount something somewhere as in mount the device to a mount point.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 10:30 AM   #3
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Quote:
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,rw,users 0 0
By this it looks as if it is mounted. Have you got a disk in the drive?
 
Old 01-07-2007, 04:00 PM   #4
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Code:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
returns:
Code:
mount: only root can do that
and,
Code:
mount /mnt/floppy
returns:
Code:
mount: I could not determine the filesystem type, and none was specified
Yes I do have a DOS disk in the drive.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 05:19 PM   #5
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There's a set of tools called "mtools", consisting of mcopy mdir, etc, that are used to handle MSDOS floppies.

mtools is loaded on most distros by default. To use it, just open a console window and type mdir a: (for example). You could be able to get a directory of the files on the floppy.

man mtools for a list of all the utilities, or just type mtools --help for a short listing of the commands supplied by mtools.
 
Old 01-08-2007, 12:25 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by w6bi
There's a set of tools called "mtools", consisting of mcopy mdir, etc, that are used to handle MSDOS floppies.

mtools is loaded on most distros by default. To use it, just open a console window and type mdir a: (for example). You could be able to get a directory of the files on the floppy.

man mtools for a list of all the utilities, or just type mtools --help for a short listing of the commands supplied by mtools.
That is good and well, thanks for the suiggestion.
I am still puzzeld why mount commnad does not work
 
  


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