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Old 11-29-2006, 10:52 AM   #1
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when I tried to mount floppy, I get following error


# mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /media/floppy

mount: mount point /media/floppy does not exist


under /media folder, I did ls -ali, and get following

# ls -ali
total 20
478561 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 27 17:53 .
2 drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 4096 Nov 27 16:29 ..
31907 -rwxr-s--t 1 root root 0 Nov 13 12:22 .hal-mtab-lock


seems I can't mount my floppy. I'm using Fedora.

I just found this place, glad to join you guys.

 
Old 11-29-2006, 10:56 AM   #2
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Hi

You need to make a directory first for the mount-point.

Try
mkdir /media/floppy

Then the mount command.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 10:58 AM   #3
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Yep, can't mount in a directory that doesn't exist.

What does your fstab look like?
 
Old 11-29-2006, 11:05 AM   #4
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wow, you guys are awesome, that was a quick reply

anyway, Guttorm ,here's what I got
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
[root@mibs2518gx520e media]# cd /media
[root@mibs2518gx520e media]# ls
[root@mibs2518gx520e media]# mkdir floppy
[root@mibs2518gx520e media]# mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /media/floppy
mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
and masonm,I'm a newbie linux user,I don't know what fatab is YET.

I need read more book
 
Old 11-29-2006, 11:56 AM   #5
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Have you tried mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /media/floppy

man mount
 
Old 11-29-2006, 12:42 PM   #6
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thank you all. I found out the reason. when I tried to mount the floppy, I don't have a diskette inserted in.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 08:30 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Linux8
thank you all. I found out the reason. when I tried to mount the floppy, I don't have a diskette inserted in.
Laff...hell, it's been so long since I've had a computer with a floppy in it that I probably would have never thought of that.
 
  


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