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Old 08-03-2004, 01:49 AM   #1
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Why can't I mount a floppy!?


I'm in a bind... and I only have 2 disks.

Neither of which are working.


I open terminals blah blah try things like
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mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
It tries, and says "must specify filesystem type".
No matter what I do it says something about filesystem type...

For the life of me, I need the floppy working.. and now =(.


Help, and thank you in advance!
 
Old 08-03-2004, 01:58 AM   #2
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And it says that rightfully, too :)

Unless you define in
/etc/fstab
something like
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
it will ask for the filesystem.

If you give that line, you can just use
mount /mnt/floppy


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Old 08-03-2004, 02:03 AM   #3
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How exactly do you do that

BTW- Thank you
 
Old 08-03-2004, 02:35 AM   #4
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Open /etc/fstab in your favourite text-editor (not
word-processor) and add the line :) by either
typing it or copy and pasting ...


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Old 08-03-2004, 03:07 AM   #5
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That's what common sense told me to do... but it won't let me overwrite the file.

Won't let me save either.. says to make sure I have write permissions...

I'm on root priveledges too... =/
 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:36 AM   #6
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well a temporary solution would be:
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

I don't know about that permission problem other than to try :wq!
 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:38 AM   #7
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[root@x1-6-00-e0-6f-3c-94-69 plex]# mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
mount: mount point /mnt/floppy does not exist
 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:46 AM   #8
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then try:
mkdir /mnt/floppy
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy


You don't have to do the mkdir command again after the first time
 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:48 AM   #9
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So what distribution are you running?
 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:55 AM   #10
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[root@x1-6-00-e0-6f-3c-94-69 plex]# mkdir /mnt/floppy
[root@x1-6-00-e0-6f-3c-94-69 plex]# mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device

Something new everytime....

RH9
 
Old 08-03-2004, 04:01 AM   #11
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o.O

Ya got me there. It only says that when theres not a floppy in there... I guess the device could be wrong. Try typing
df -h
and post the results
 
Old 08-03-2004, 05:09 AM   #12
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IF there is a floppy in the drive - and IF the file /dev/fd0 exists (ls -al /dev/fd0) it could well be that the floppy probably is not formatted (has no filesysten on it) and can therefore not be mounted, of course!
 
  


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