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I'm having problems mounting my floppy drive. I've searched the forums and tried many different commands but nothing has worked so far. The error I'm receiving is fairly common - "/dev/fd0 is not a valid block device".
Here's what's in my fstab file for my floppy drive:
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,users 0 0
I've tried the following:
mount /dev/fd0 mnt/floppy
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
I DO have a floppy in the drive and I know the floppy drive works. I'm not running a dual boot or anything, strictly linux. Can anyone help? Thanks.
This is probably an obvious question, but did you try to mount it with a floppy already in the drive? A floppy with some readable files on it? I don't believe you can mount it without the media in the drive. Also, does the directory /mnt/floppy exist and you have permissions on it? Same for /dev/fd0 - it's defined in your system and you have permissions?
Yes, I stated above that I do have a floppy in the drive and I'm trying to mount the drive as root so there shouldn't be any permissions problems.
I haven't tried it with another floppy yet because I don't have one handy, but even when attempting to mount the floppy drive light doesn't come on so I don't see how it could be detecting a bad filesystem if it's not even reading the floppy.
I tried fd0 - fd4 and fd1 is the only one that gave a different message...in fact, it didn't give any message at all. I attempted to mount the drive, the cursor went to the next line and just sat...forever.