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I don't know why, but my linux mandrake system does something strange with the floppy drive. I can not read or write to it. The kind of error messages I receive is "input/output error". Everything is mounted, and theoretically should work, but it does not. What should I do?
Even though I am new to linux, i spent quiet a while whith UNIX HP-UX. Can you tell me what to do or how to fix this problem. i am running lnx4win under windows 98. The floppy works find with the windows and I can see it in the linux configuration. Maybe I have do recreate fd0 device, but I don't know how to do that.
Distribution: Slackware 10, Fedora Core 3, Mac OS X
i have no idea, it is one weird problem. that looks like a normal fstab file to me. although you might want to change the line with /dev/floppy in it. change the vfat to auto
doubt that will make a difference but i have no idea even vaguely what is wrong. hopefully some brainy munchkin here will suddenly come up with an amazing answer that makes our intellects seem as pathetic as windows' IIS!
I've had a similar problem.
Found out that the disks got trashed because of my floppy-drive.
At least that is what is left after trying dozens of times with different disks, all of them getting trashed.
Might be alot of dust in there.
Also post the result from the command: ls -lap /mnt/floppy
There might be a file right problem.
OK. You take a vfat formatted floppy with its read/write tab set for read/write and you insert it into your drive. Then you run the command mount /mnt/floppy and you get a message about input/output errors. Could you post the exact error massage?
I am having the exact same problem! When I run mount /mnt/floppy, it returns in about a minute with "/dev/fd0: Input/output error", after another minute, it returns "mount : block device /dev/fd0 is write protected, mounting read-only /dev/fd0: Input/output error. It then hangs for a while and returns an error about the filesystem type or, more often, "you must specify filesystem type. I checked etc.fstab filesystem type is auto. Please help!
I think that it is a bug in lnx4win 7.2 Just in case check out the permissions for the /dev/fd0 device. Basically I partitioned my hard drive and installed linux on separate partition. Now it is working just fine.