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Old 10-10-2003, 02:01 PM   #1
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Floppy... fs


Hi everyone,
just a quickie . When using supermount with fs set to auto for the floppy drive (or any other come to that) how can you tell what the file system on the floppy actually is? If you do 'mount' all you get is an fs of 'auto' which isn't really that helpful

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Old 10-10-2003, 02:07 PM   #2
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what about /etc/mtab?
 
Old 10-10-2003, 02:08 PM   #3
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I think /etc/mtab is the same thing that's displayed when you run 'mount'.

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Old 10-10-2003, 02:17 PM   #4
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Generically speaking floppies new out of the box are msdos FAT16 (or is it FAT12), unless you reformat them as something else.

Using auto for the fs will tell mount to scan the list of filesystem types until one matches and then mount the drive using that filesystem.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 02:33 PM   #5
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Hm /etc/mtab I get permission denied even as root
on my own system
Michaelk...
I normally use ext2 floppies for my own purposes but when I need to send info to a 'non believer' I need to know they are getting the M$ fare as opposed to the Linux gear. I think your right about /etc/mtab.

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Old 10-11-2003, 09:22 PM   #6
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I don't know if anyway to determine filesystem type. What about just writing what it is on the floppy itself
 
Old 10-12-2003, 05:04 AM   #7
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Hm :-) So simple, not really entering into the spirit of things though is it? :-) Yes actually I do do that when I know the file system. I suppose if I had done that to all the floppies at the time I formated them I wouldn't have the problem. So it looks like reformat them and write on the fs.

Thanks for your time michaelk, BashTin.
 
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It isn't but I haven't found anything better and looks like no one else has either.

Well by process of ellimination, if you try to view the floppies in windows and can't then they are ext2 formated. If you view the contents of the floppies in linux and see a lost&found directory then they are ext2 formated. Now all you have to do is label them as such.
 
  


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