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Old 08-17-2001, 08:40 PM   #1
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can't mount floppy


When I try to use a floppy disk I get "you do not have access rights to this location" I get this even as root. I've checked the permission and they are ok. In the fstab file the line for the floppy reads:

/mnt/floppy /mnt/floppy supermount fs=vfat,dev=/dev/sda 0 0

Does this look ok.

Thanks,
Ken
 
Old 08-17-2001, 09:21 PM   #2
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looks funny to me for some reason.

What if you try mounting the floppy manually with the following command:

#mount -t <type> /dev/floppy <mountpoint>

..Where <type> is the type of filesystem on the floppy (msdos, likely) and <mountpoint> is the location on your filesystem that you are mounting it (generally /mnt/floppy).

See if that works, and if so, I would say it is an issue with the syntax in your fstab. It looks funny to me, but I'm no guru.
 
Old 08-17-2001, 10:43 PM   #3
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Try changing your fstab file entry for your floppy to this:/mnt/floppy /mnt/floppy supermount fs=vfat,dev=/dev/fd0 0 0. This should work if you're root. As a user, you may have to add to the line user. Like this:/mnt/floppy /mnt/floppy supermount user,fs=vfat,dev=/dev/fd0 0 0. I hope this works.
 
Old 08-17-2001, 11:09 PM   #4
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Linuxcool,
What can you tell me about Turbolinux as compared to other distros, such as RedHat? Isn't it widely used in Asia, like in Japan, or something?
Why is it your distro of choice?
 
Old 08-17-2001, 11:18 PM   #5
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sancho5,

I have only used Red Hat 5.2 and TurboLinux, so I really don't have much experience. The two seem to be similar. They both use rpm's to install software. They also seem to locate config files in the same places. It could be that TurboLinux is based on Red Hat.

Yes, TurboLinux is an Asian based distro. I don't know which country it's from.

As to why I chose it, I couldn't resist the price. It was $20 dollars US and there was a $20 dollar rebate. I'm thinking about trying Slackware or Debian.
 
Old 08-17-2001, 11:46 PM   #6
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That's cool. I seriously recommend Slackware - it's a classic and a favorite among many linux users. I personally believe that it is a distro with personality - a lot of the options are very intuitive, and it's a pleasure to use. See if you can get hold of the new version 8 (have you seen www.linuxiso.org? Great site for linux distros, you can download ISOs and burn them to Cd). If you can manage to get it, I'd like a review
 
Old 08-18-2001, 07:35 AM   #7
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Smile

sancho5 I used the mount command you had and it worked great.
liunuxcool I add the line as you had it typed except I didn't add the user, and I can access my floppy from all accunts.

Thanks guys

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Old 08-18-2001, 11:22 PM   #8
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loganwva, you're welcome.

sancho5, I'll give Slackware a try one of these days. Right now, I want to play with TurboLInux a little more.
 
  


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