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Old 08-31-2004, 06:47 PM   #1
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Floppy drive


I everybody!

Can you please help me to do working my floppy drive.

Im using Redhat 8 kernel 2.4.18

In /mnt I have a floppy folder but if I put a floppy in I cant reach it

I tried to mount it:

mount /mnt/floppy/

I got this error

mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device

Do you have some idea to fix the problem?

Thanks
 
Old 08-31-2004, 07:06 PM   #2
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The floppy needs to be in the drive before you issue the mount command and not taken out until you issue the umount command.
You may need to be the root user to mount the floppy.
You can use the "su" command if that is so.
 
Old 09-03-2004, 01:14 PM   #3
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Floppy drive again

Do I have to mount floppy each time I want to read a floppy or its possible to set up the floppy drive to be working just by insert a floppy in, like on Windows?

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Old 09-03-2004, 02:19 PM   #4
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Redhat includes autofs for automount filesystems.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 10:30 AM   #5
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Bonjour,

Merci pour cesreponses.

J'ai vérifié par:

rpm -qa | grep autofs

Et j'ai deja ça d'installé sur mon pc.

Que faire alors pour régler mon problème.

Merci
 
Old 09-07-2004, 12:24 PM   #6
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stefane321 - per the LQ Rules, we ask that all posts be in English. Thanks -- J.W.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 12:41 PM   #7
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automount

You should read man autofs,automount,auto.master and search the automount web site by google before(searching automount you can find an useful tutorial at the first site google finds).
If you need something more you can take a look to Knoppix:there it's all configured similarly to windoze
 
Old 09-07-2004, 05:36 PM   #8
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I searched on google about automount, autofs and auto.master.

So I verified my /etc/auto.master and /etc/auto.misc files and all the content was in comment.

I teked off the comment to set up my files like this =>

/etc/auto.master

/home /etc/auto.home
/misc /etc/auto.misc --timeout 60
/mnt yp:mnt.map -intr,nosuid,nodev

/etc/auto.misc

floppy -fstype=auto :/dev/fd0

Nut it still not working.

Can you please help me more?

Thanks
 
Old 09-21-2004, 03:16 AM   #9
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See if this helps:

In your /etc/fstab, try these entries:

/dev/fd0 /floppy vfat defaults,user,noauto,showexec,umask=022 0 0

then in a terminal type the following: ln -s /mnt/floppy /mnt/auto/floppy
 
Old 09-26-2004, 02:13 PM   #10
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I dont understand about that explanation:

"then in a terminal type the following: ln -s /mnt/floppy /mnt/auto/floppy"

Because I dont have a /mnt/auto/floppy directory

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