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Old 01-31-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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Mounting /fd0 in Mandrake 10.01


When attempting to mount the floppy drive on Mandrake 10.01 with 'mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy' I get the message 'mount: permission denied'. At other times I have gotten the message 'no /dev/fd0 found in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab' which are both OK. I'm logged in as root , have checked the various permissions which are fine, the disk is in the machine, the mount point exsists, 'mount' indicates the drive is not mounted. The -v switch provides no further information and not specifying the fs dose'nt make a difference either.
Anyone got any ideas?
 
Old 01-31-2005, 11:01 AM   #2
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only root is allowed to mount.
/etc/fstab can be used to set what volumes a user is allowed to use mount.

but users are not allowed to speify mount points.

add the folume to /etc/fstab, make sure you use the "user" option in the options section, then use "mount /mnt/floppy" as a normal user to mount the disk.

read man fstab.conf for more info.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 09:23 AM   #3
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I understand all the above and all the criteria have benn meet. Now getting the message '/fd0 not a valid block device' while ']# file fd0' shows that it is.
???
 
Old 02-04-2005, 05:10 AM   #4
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you mean /dev/fd0 ?

stick a flopy disk in the drive and run "head -c 1024 /dev/fd0"
you should see garbage printed to the screen, and the floopy disk activity light should come on.

does your dmesg output say anything about a floopy disk ?

do you need to "modporbe floppy" ?
 
  


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