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Old 05-26-2001, 09:41 PM   #1
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i get this error when i try to access my floppy drive in red hat 6.2. I dont know what it could be. Maybe the drive is not properly connected? I get this error when i try to access it..

/dev/fd0: Input/output error
 
Old 05-27-2001, 09:22 AM   #2
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Is this the whole error? hmm. maybe a stupid question, but u did mount it before accessing it, right? Also check if its got its own line in /etc/fstab something like "/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy defaults"
 
Old 05-27-2001, 11:29 AM   #3
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While trying to mount the floppy i get this error in gnome...
Drive mount command failed.
"mount /mnt/floppy 2>&1" reported: /dev/fd0: Input/output error
mount: I coukd not determine the filesystem type, and none was specified.


 
Old 05-27-2001, 11:34 AM   #4
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it should go like "mount /dev/fd0 -t auto /mnt/floppy".
 
Old 05-27-2001, 02:05 PM   #5
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how do i change it? sorry, i'm a newbie
 
Old 05-27-2001, 04:34 PM   #6
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No problem. Most nuclear & rocket scientists think Im a newbie too :-]
In what program are these errors goin on?
 
Old 05-27-2001, 07:34 PM   #7
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in terminal i see that the floppy has its own line reading this..
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0

but, every time i try to mount it, either with gnome or terminal it still wont mount. It gives me the same error was above. Without my floppy I can't do nothing .
help me


[Edited by mikez on 05-27-2001 at 11:16 PM]
 
Old 05-27-2001, 11:21 PM   #8
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Also, how do i edit /etc/fstab ?
its a read-only file...and i'm new to vi.
 
Old 05-29-2001, 06:29 PM   #9
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umm...Help! dont leave me hanging.
 
Old 05-29-2001, 09:12 PM   #10
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not that this answers your question.... but here is a URL that may help you with VI







http://thibs.menloschool.org/help/vim/Vim-HOWTO-8.html






the file will need to be edited by root-






and I'm no authority on vi, I only use the most simple commands
the URL above will probably explain it better than me and will show you probably more than you will ever use.





ESC is used to move from one command to the other,




i - insert here




a - insert after



dd - delete line




x - delete single char




h, j, k, and l (L) - left, down, up, and right.


(those are just in case you can't use your arrow keys.)





when you are done


CTRL-C will write the file


SHIFT-ZZ will close the file


Or ESC-:w then :q this will also write and exit the file





that should give you enough to get you through editing the file.....


And if after you have played with a less-important File like a test file and are still uncomfortable


maybe you have the option to use pico all the commands are at the bottom.... but thats another story


Good Luck,


Rewt
 
Old 05-29-2001, 09:36 PM   #11
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thanks for that link. I finally solved my floppy problem with it not mounting. I took apart the computer and saw the the floppy cable had become loose and came 1/2 way out. I put it back in, mounted the drive, and voila! It worked. yay! thanks
 
Old 05-29-2001, 09:40 PM   #12
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OK I see... if all else fails "Pull it apart"...

Sounds like the way I do things....



Rewt

 
Old 05-29-2001, 10:08 PM   #13
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thanks for that link. I finally solved my floppy problem with it not mounting. I took apart the computer and saw the the floppy cable had become loose and came 1/2 way out. I put it back in, mounted the drive, and voila! It worked. yay! thanks
I've always found this one difficult to fix in sofware too!

Jamie...
 
  


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