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Old 07-21-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
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Floppy


I use Rh9 and need to view what is on a floppy but when I pop the floppy in the drive it says:
mount: can't find /mnt/floppy in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

what can I d oto fix this?
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:07 PM   #2
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command:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

then add a line such as this to /etc/fstab

/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto default,users 0 0

(although... RH9 SHOULD have put this line in /etc/fstab)
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:09 PM   #3
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Is there an entry for your floppy in /etc/fstab?
Should be something like

none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:27 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by jpbarto


/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto default,users 0 0

^that line?
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:29 PM   #5
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well there is no entry for a floppy drive
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:40 PM   #6
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there should be some sort of line in /etc/fstab that mentions /mnt/floppy (either the one I posted or the one that quip posted (quip's is more the Redhat style of entry though; so its what I would expect to see)).

If there isn't then just add it (again I would go with quip's entry instead of mine so that supermount will work with it.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:49 PM   #7
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his whole line of suggestion?
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:50 PM   #8
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this line

none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0

as it is probably cut / pasted right out of his /etc/fstab... whaddya say quip... is that cut / paste from a Redhat /etc/fstab?
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:53 PM   #9
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how do I gin permission to save it? cuz it says somethin about not havin enough permission to save it
 
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edit it as root
 
Old 07-21-2003, 03:12 PM   #11
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well is that it or not?
 
Old 07-21-2003, 04:09 PM   #12
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Just checked back; damn, keep your pants on. Yes, it came straight outta my fstab, cut and pasted. It includes the supermount and came from Mandrake 9.1, so it should be good to go for ya.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 04:10 PM   #13
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I did that and it started to open it but then it said mount: mount point /mnt/floppy does not exist. now wut do I do?
 
Old 07-21-2003, 04:16 PM   #14
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I even tried jpbarto's way and when I tried to go t ofloppy it said that I must specify the filesystem type
 
Old 07-21-2003, 04:22 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by SnowSurfAir
I did that and it started to open it but then it said mount: mount point /mnt/floppy does not exist. now wut do I do?
that means the directory /mnt/floppy does not exist.

you can create it with

mkdir /mnt/floppy (execute as root)

then try quip's /etc/fstab line again.
 
  


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