problems with floppy drive in slack 9.1
I am running slackware 9.1 on a panasonic toughbook laptop, and am having a problem mounting my floppy drive. First, I know the floppy drive is okay, because I use a boot disk to start up my system. The fstab on my system seems to be okay, and has the usual
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto, owner 0 0
line for the floppy in it.
When I try to mount the floppy, the system stops for a while, and after a few minutes prints
/dev/fd0: Invalid argument.
I am using the kernel 2.4.20, and everything else is working fine. Any help would be appreciated.
P.S. I ran the dmesg command and found that I am getting a whole bunch of lines like
end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0
and some other lines look like
FAT: unable to read boot sector
Hope this additional info might help you guys.
Last edited by jmillet; 03-02-2004 at 03:05 PM.