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Old 08-01-2003, 03:24 PM   #1
gdeckler
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Curious problem reading root floppy disk


This is an odd issue. I loaded Slackware 2.0 kernel and got my system up no problem. I can mount my Linux 2.0 boot floppy disk as well as my A1-A5 floppy disks. However, I cannot mount the root floppy disk that I used during installation. I have tried to mount it using all of the filesystems listed in /proc/filesystems with no luck, it just keeps on saying:

mount: wrong fs type or bad superblock on /dev/fd0

Anyone have any idea on how I can look at the information on this floppy disk?
 
Old 08-01-2003, 08:37 PM   #2
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did you try the minix filesystem?
just a guess.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 10:14 PM   #3
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Yep, tried minix. It is weird man, I have two linux boot disks, A1-A5 disks a LILO boot disk and this crazy root disk that simply won't mount.

I can take an image of it with rawrite (rawread) to a .img file. Here's a question, is there any way to see what is inside a .img file?
 
Old 08-01-2003, 10:23 PM   #4
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I copied this from aonther post from someone else.

mount disk.img -o loop /mnt/somewhere should work (as root, at least) but you may need to specifiy a filesystem such as msdos or ext2.

See if this can help you. wow! you have got a strange problem. Let me know
how it works (if it works) for you.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:04 AM   #5
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Just a guess, but it's possible that your root disk doesn't have a filesystem as such. It might just have so much crammed onto it that its compressed(an img file), and not something that mount is used to working with. (There's not much you would do with a root disk anyway, except use it or reformat it.) Because it's only used for booting/install, this isn't much of an issue, as long as it works when you need it to.
 
  


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