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Old 12-12-2000, 08:22 AM   #1
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Thank you very much for your answers ; but unfortunately I'm not able to mount the floppy and cdrom .
What can I do ?

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Old 12-12-2000, 11:36 AM   #2
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Will you post the commands you used to mount your floppy and cdrom and then post the error messages you got when it failed.

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Old 12-12-2000, 11:37 AM   #3
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Along with the previous message I just gave asking you to post your status of trying to mount the floppy and CDROM, are you able to boot to a floppy? If you can't boot to your floppy this might be an indication that there's a hardware failure.

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Old 12-12-2000, 12:36 PM   #4
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floppy and cd rom not working

I think that I can boot from the floppy because when I start the system the floppy turn for a while .
When I tried to mount the floppy I write :
cd /mnt
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy -t vfat
It answer me with something about the usage like :
mount [-hV]
mount -a[-nfFrsw] [-tvfstypes]

I don't understand this

If from mnt directory I type cd /mnt/floppy he answer me the followig:
[root@localhost floppy ]#

If from this position from the floppy icon on the desktop I try to insert a disk in the floppy and give a double click

a panel pop up telling me that is impossible to mount the device and the error showed is the following :
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/fd0 or to many mounted file systems .

This is only for the floppy .
Thank you in advance for the help

Mario
 
Old 12-12-2000, 01:07 PM   #5
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Try executing the mount command as root.

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Old 12-12-2000, 01:17 PM   #6
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Mariomason. It seems like every time I type to you, it's going to be a post then an after thought.
I gave you the root suggestion because I notice there are two mounts... one in /sbin and one in /bin. I was thinnking you may have been invoking the wrong one because your message says you're getting a syntax error, while the command line you posted will work perfectly. You shouldn't get a syntax error unless you had typed something wrong.
I don't see anything wrong with what you typed. I also just checked and both mounts takes the same syntax.
Are you sure you posted the commandline exactly the way you typed it? I used copy and paste to execute the command you posted and it works perfectly.

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Old 12-12-2000, 02:20 PM   #7
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I think the error message is refering to the the fact that -t vfat is at the end of the line instead of being just after mount. e.g
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

As for not being able to see what was on the disk it may not be of the right filetype (just try the command without the -t vfat).

Do you have a folder /mnt/floppy set up to recieve the floppy disk? It needs to exist.
 
Old 12-12-2000, 07:35 PM   #8
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CraigStar, I had observed the same things you point out. However, I looked at the man pages for mount and it had the options after the devices in some cases. I also tested the command.
I thought about the missing directory, and tested trying to mount to a non-existing directory, and got a different error message.

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Old 12-13-2000, 02:13 PM   #9
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The error is definately to do with what is typed in, like you said Larry, so I cant think what is wrong regarding that error, unless the disk is not readable?

I haven't got any more ideas on this problem, but if I come across any help I will post it up if needed.
 
  


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