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Old 10-28-2003, 05:11 PM   #1
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munt and unmount floppy


Im a true blue newbie, usng mandrake 9.1

I wanted to take a file off floppy and was told to mount it, I have done this millions of times and yte still cant access my files on floppy...
i cant cd /mnt/floppy says: input/output error

type: mount /dev/fd0 /mnt
mount -t fat /dev/fd0 /mnt
type: mount /dev/fd0 /mnt

ah I dont know and many other various mount commands but i cant see anything on my floppy..

get messages like:
input/output error block device /dev/fd0 is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: you must specify the filesystem type

I right clicked my floppy icon on my desktop and had the option
to unmount so I clicked it and said unmount: it seeems /mnt/floppy is mounted multiple times,,,


what do I do please ?
All I want to do is get a pppoe rpm i put on floppy off it onto linux box so I can set net up on it..
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:17 PM   #2
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Floppy has to be inserted for mount to work. Thats the only thing i can think of. you do not come off as a person who would not insert a floppy before you try to mount it, so you might want to consider that your floppydrive died.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:17 PM   #3
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mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

try that.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:21 PM   #4
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bad superblock on /dev/fd0 or too many mounted file systems
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:28 PM   #5
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normally, you should not need to manually mount a floppy in mandrake - that's taken care of by supermount.

I would first reboot (so that the system is in a clean state) and then put in a floppy and see if you can see the contents of your floppy when you go into the floppy directory by
cd /mnt/floppy
and then
ls
 
Old 10-29-2003, 12:40 AM   #6
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If i am not wrong in Mandrake, there is something call automount when you boot up your system. So there is no need to mount your floppy or your cdrom. It is already mounted.

You would only need to mount your other partition with different file system.

just type cd /mnt/floppy and you go there.
If not try this: mount /mnt/floppy
 
Old 10-29-2003, 06:32 AM   #7
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Re: munt and unmount floppy

Quote:
Originally posted by shania
...
mount -t fat /dev/fd0 /mnt
...
I think it should be
Code:
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt
at least in SuSE it would. To be on the secure side
Code:
man mount
 
Old 10-29-2003, 10:05 AM   #8
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Hi,
I don't know how it works in MDK, but make sure that you have write access to the mount point when floppy is u(n)mounted.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 12:27 PM   #9
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thanx for the help guys, I had to unplug floppy and plug it back in and works now
 
Old 10-29-2003, 07:02 PM   #10
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good luck with your MDK
 
Old 10-30-2003, 01:11 AM   #11
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thanx for the help guys, I had to unplug floppy and plug it back in and works now
Then this thread should have been posted in the hardware forum ...

 
  


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