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I feel sort of foolish for having to ask what seems the most basic of questions, but I've searched for the last 45 minutes and haven't found jack.
I've tried, oh....
# mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
# mount fd0
# mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
and just about anything else I could think of, and it just spits out:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/fd0, or too many mounted file systems
Is there something I'm doing wrong (I hope)?
Hopefully this will be a quick 1 user in and out question, I appreciate any help you can give!
Oh, and right now the floppy I have in the drive is the install.1 image off the slack 10 ftp CD ISO which I intend to format and transfer the swaret installer from this XP box to my linux one, if the filesystem make a difference.
'mount /mnt/floppy' should suffice when fstab is set up right.. Try umounting first. May be you switched disks on it and are trying to mount an already mounted device, though it usually freaks out more when you do that, if I recall.
Even when in the Dropline GUI, the Floppy doesn't seem to react to the dblClick on the floppy icon.....though extrapolating a bit, that seems like it doesn t matter... if it doesn't work in console, why should it in GUI?
ahh the noob I am.
could it be that the floppy drive is defective? I'm fairly certain that I have tried swapping out floppy drives on this computer, to no avail.
Right now I'm having some problems loading the kernel, but when I get that licked, I'll give it read/write permissions....but isn't it just the same as my CDROM entries? I think the read/write permissions are the same......
OK -- this is strange and it's time to start trying last ditch efforts. You say you've swapped floppy drives, so maybe try that again. Also try a different floppy cable in the rare event of a cable failure.