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Old 08-15-2003, 07:05 PM   #1
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bash: cd: /mnt/floppy/: Input/output error

I have a problem with my floppy drive. When I attempt to mount it with:

mount /mnt/floppy

It does not return an error message or anything and the drive access light does not come on either.

When I try to access the floppy with

cd /mnt/floppy

I get the following error:

bash: cd: /mnt/floppy/: Input/output error

This time the access light does come on.

My /etc/fstab is as follows:

/dev/hde1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hde6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom2 supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/memory_card auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu,codepage=850,noauto,exec 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/memory_card2 auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu,codepage=850,noauto,exec 0 0
none /mnt/zip supermount dev=/dev/sdb4,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hde5 swap swap defaults 0 0

I think that this is a supermount problem (Running MDK 9.1)
If I try to remove the supermount option on the floppy entry and then access the floppy or mount it I get the following error:

mount: you must specify the filesystem type

Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

Old 08-16-2003, 06:36 AM   #2
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well I don't use supermount, maybe this will give you an idea on what might be fstab line reads


/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,users,exec 0 0


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