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I am having a problem with accessing floppy drive using red hat 7.2
I am trying to read some files I wrote to the floppy from a windows computer.
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
and get the following error
mount: block device /dev/fd0 is write-protected mounting read only
then after a pause of a few seconds I get a 2nd error message
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/fd0,
or too many mounted file systems
I have also tried file types vfat and autofs with the same results.
I have the floppy in the drive when I issue the mount command. The floppy is not damaged, I can read it fine on 2 different computers under windows. It has a couple files on it. It is not write protected.
The floppy drive was working fine as I just installed linux on it and it worked fine under windows. I don't think it has suddenly failed.
The floppy shows up as being detected while rebooting.
During the install I answered yes to create a boot diskette and the install had a problem, I think it said i/o error, so I couldn't generate a boot diskette.
I am able to mount and get info from a cd, though that was a bit of a work-around as I didn't install the 7.2 eratta/patches.
Also, regarding the floppy, the floppy drive light does not appear to come on at all when I issue the mount command. Like it never even appears to read the floppy.