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Old 03-24-2007, 02:01 PM   #1
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Hi, I was trying to import my certificates from floppy into Firefox, but was surprized with the error message, after entering the command "mount /dev/fd0. The error message is "bgorjup@riba43:~> mount /dev/fd0
mount: special device /dev/fd0 does not exist"
I am running SuSE 10.3A2
 
Old 03-24-2007, 02:17 PM   #2
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are u use usb floppy drive?
 
Old 03-26-2007, 12:41 PM   #3
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No, I am using a normal FDD.The problem is it worked some days ago and then all of the sudden, there was not icon on My computer and i cant load files from a floppy into Firefox ( certificates). ????
 
Old 03-27-2007, 08:42 PM   #4
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u can try list all floppy drive in your computer.
ls /dev/f*

then probably you have some ideal.
 
Old 03-28-2007, 01:31 AM   #5
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Hi, this is the message:

bgorjup@riba43:~> ls /dev/f*
/dev/fb0 /dev/full /dev/fwmonitor

/dev/fd:
0 1 2 3
bgorjup@riba43:~>

and my fstab entry:

/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD800JB-00ET_WD-WCAHL6103923-part6 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD800JB-00ET_WD-WCAHL6103923-part7 /home ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD800JB-00ET_WD-WCAHL6103923-part1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-MAXTOR_6L040J2_362124625531-part1 /windows/D vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD800JB-00ET_WD-WCAHL6103923-part5 swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto rw,noauto,user,sync 0 0
 
Old 03-28-2007, 01:49 AM   #6
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I think that the device to use is /dev/fd/0 for the first floppy device. The floppy disk needs to be formatted before you will be able to mount the filesystem.
 
Old 03-28-2007, 02:00 AM   #7
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No, not working. This is the replay:
bgorjup@riba43:~> mount /dev/fd/0
mount: can't find /dev/fd/0 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
bgorjup@riba43:~>
 
Old 03-28-2007, 05:53 AM   #8
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Since you don't have an entry in /etc/fstab, you need to include the rest of mount command.

For example, to mount it over /mnt

sudo mount -t vfat /dev/fd/0 /mnt
 
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I think the entry is there:

/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto rw,noauto,user,sync 0 0
 
Old 03-28-2007, 09:17 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by riba43
I think the entry is there:

/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto rw,noauto,user,sync 0 0
Try " /dev/fd/0 /media/floppy auto rw,noauto,user,sync 0 0"

Try mounting it with "mount /media/floppy". Although I'm not certain that /dev/fd/0 isn't for a partitioned floppy disk.

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