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Old 04-18-2002, 08:56 AM   #1
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floppy problem


Hello,

I've installed mandrake 8.1 on my computer and when I use the floppy, I have the following errors : /dev/fd0 : no such device or an imput output error. On the linux mandrake site, they say that I have to boot my kernel with the nobiospnp specified at the boot command line. But I boot with Lilo (graphic). So how can I specify this option ? is this in the Lilo.conf file and if yes, what do I exactly have to type ?

Thanks for your help.

Sandrine
 
Old 04-18-2002, 09:23 AM   #2
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Does this happen when you type as root:
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy ?

or try
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

do you have a entry in /dev called fd0?
 
Old 04-18-2002, 09:59 AM   #3
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when I type both commands you told me it says something like /dev/fd0 is not a valid device loc (I don't know the exact translation from french) and when I look in the directory /dev, I have the entry fd0.
 
Old 04-18-2002, 11:00 AM   #4
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Now I can copy a file from the floppy to a directory by typing the command :
mcopy /mnt/floppy/* /home/directory. What I don't understand though is that I can copy a file to the floppy by typing mcopy filename a: so how come I cannot do mcopy a: /directory to copy the contents of the floppy disk in the selected directory ? Is it just a stupid mistake (wrong command)?

Thanks for your help
 
Old 04-18-2002, 01:06 PM   #5
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Not that familiar with mcopy, thats part of the dos floppy tools right?

If you can copy files from /mnt/floppy then your floppy is mounted. Try:
cp /directory/* /mnt/floppy to copy all the files in /directory

And if I'm not mistaken its cp -R or -r to copy everthing including directorys.
 
Old 04-19-2002, 06:06 AM   #6
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I believe to get a boot prompt when you're at the lilo graphic screen is to press CTRL+x. Then enter linux nobiospnp.

Do you have the mount point floppy in the /mnt folder? Run ls /mnt and see if floppy is there. If it's not there run mkdir /mnt/floppy and then try hanzerik's mount commands again.
 
  


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