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Old 11-19-2002, 12:04 AM   #1
jolly_good2000
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mounting my floppy drive


I'd like to mount my floppy drive and be able to transfer files between windows xp & suse linux 8.1 (via floppy). I am able to write files to floppy in linux but when I boot windows xp and view the a: drive there is nothing there.

also...

below is my /etc/fstab
when I go to /dev/fd0 is hilited black. Does that mean it is not properly mounted?
Do I need to
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
or
mount /mnt/floppy
if my fstab shows /media/floppy below?



/dev/hdb2 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs
ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/hdb1 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0


cd /media
ls -l
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 152 Sep 12 16:14 .
drwxr-xr-x 20 root root 456 Nov 18 13:42 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 Nov 12 21:10 cdrecorder
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 Sep 12 16:14 cdrom
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 Nov 12 21:10 dvd
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 72 Nov 18 21:49 floppy


Last edited by jolly_good2000; 11-19-2002 at 12:07 AM.
 
Old 11-19-2002, 12:07 AM   #2
trickykid
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Well, if its trying to mount to /media/floppy, you would want to mount it there instead of /mnt/floppy since most likely you don't have a empty directory called /floppy in /mnt

man mount for more details.
 
Old 11-19-2002, 09:55 AM   #3
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mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy will do the job.

make sure your floppy is formatted using FAT filesystem, XP can't read Minix or any *nux relative fs.
 
  


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