mount -t auto /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
It has been a while since I had 7.3, but I think it still had the /mnt and /mnt/floppy directories.
Also, if you got careless, you may have ejected a previous floppy without umounting it. (I've done that during the day, and have no excuse for that one.) A quick way to check all mounted stuff is less /proc/filesystems.
Man mkfs. man mount. If the floppy is plugged on the end of the cable it would be /dev/fd1. ( instead of specifying type you could try -t auto)
Also, if you have been working inside the case of your computer, you may have nudged the power connector or plugged the floppy on the end--instead of the middle of the floppy cable. (or backwards--I've done it, should not do techie stuff at 2 am. Must remember that. I've also messed up fstab at 2 am, so you might check that.)
Last edited by Eqwatz; 11-09-2003 at 10:25 PM.