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Old 09-15-2003, 11:48 AM   #1
deema
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Unhappy cannot mount floppy


I have problem accessing floppy disks in redhat linux 8.

I have no problem with CD-ROM, it is mounted automatically when I insert a CD in the CR-ROM device. but when I try to mount the floppy either using the GUI command or the following command

mount -t auto /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

I got the following error:
/dev/fd0 is not a valid block device

any help
 
Old 09-15-2003, 12:25 PM   #2
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try one of these instead and let us know if it works:

mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
 
Old 09-15-2003, 12:33 PM   #3
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by the way, that "/dev/fd0 is not a valid block device" error message usually comes up when you try and mount /dev/fd0 without actually having a floppy disk inside...

you DO have the floppy in the drive when you try and mount it, right?

remember, linux mounts file systems, NOT devices...
 
Old 09-16-2003, 03:20 AM   #4
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cannot mount floppy

I do have a floppy inside, but it is a DOS floppy.

This problem started when I installed linux and I tried to create a boot disk during installation. The system could not read the floppy.

I have tried to mount the floppy using GUI (right mouse click -> mount -> floppy) but it still did not work.

I will try the other command and let u know.

Thanks.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 11:25 AM   #5
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Re: cannot mount floppy

Quote:
Originally posted by deema
I do have a floppy inside, but it is a DOS floppy.

This problem started when I installed linux and I tried to create a boot disk during installation. The system could not read the floppy.

I have tried to mount the floppy using GUI (right mouse click -> mount -> floppy) but it still did not work.

I will try the other command and let u know.

Thanks.
I recently had a similar problem, trying to mount my cd-rom drive (/dev/cdrom). So I looked around in the /dev directory on to find that /dev/cdrom wasn't there! So I looked and messed around a little more to find it directed to /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target1/lun0/cd.

Don't know if it can help you, but thought it was quite odd...until I thought about the fact that it was on a ThinkPad laptop which has cold-swap drives.
 
  


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