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Old 06-11-2007, 07:49 AM   #1
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Hi again, having some problems mounting the floppy. Doesn't matter if I try as root or user no dice? Where should I begin with such problems?
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:14 AM   #2
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Hi again, having some problems mounting the floppy. Doesn't matter if I try as root or user no dice? Where should I begin with such problems?
bookie
What commands are you using?

Normally, something like:

Code:
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
should do the trick.

If you want to manipulate floppy disks under Slackware, I'd recommend that you look into "mtools" (under Slackware, mtools is part of the floppy package). It is a pretty nice way of doing things as far as floppy disks are concerned.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 08:32 AM   #3
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Hi to rkelsen, I wasn't working from the command console - rather right clicked on the floppy icon and chose mount. I have seen some info that Ode wrote for Melinda_saylang about similar problems and wrote the following:


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On my machine had the same problem, just added users and rw in my ftstab like this:
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,users,rw,umask=00 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,users,rw,umask=00 0 0

then any regular user can mount/umount the floppy.
wothout the rw option it does not work
I found that this info worked, but I will add that you must format the disk before it will accept the mount commands. Otherwise, I have solved the problem.


Thanks anyway

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