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I am a little flustered on this one. I am trying to get my RH8 box to read a dos formatted floppy. I installed and configured kernel 2.6.9 with support for other file systems enabled. When I go into the ~linux-2.6.9/fs directory, I see a vfat folder. I edited my /etc/fstab file to read the floppy as vfat, but when I try to mount the disk, I get an fs vfat not supported by kernel error. Did I miss something?
Thanks for the help, but when I changed the /etc/fstab option back to auto, the "mount -t vfat /dev/floppy /mnt/floppy" command still tells me vfat is not supported. I tried substituting vfat with auto in the command but was told to specify the type. I tried fat16 and fat32 for giggles, but get the not supported error. Any other suggestions?
I am not sure what you mean by putting auto in four fstab. I tried recompiling the kernel and selected other under file systems. Shouldn't that force the modules to load? What do I look for when I do lsmod? Thanks for the help.
(iii) Normally, only the superuser can mount file systems. However,
when fstab contains the user option on a line, then anybody can mount the corresponding system.
Thus, given a line
/dev/cdrom /cd iso9660 ro,user,noauto,unhide
any user can mount the iso9660 file system found on his CDROM using the command
but any way, of course, is a good idea to post your fstab.