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Old 07-29-2003, 10:15 PM   #1
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This maybe stupid but how do I mount the floppy in Red Hat 7.1 when it does not show up in /mnt?
Hope that isn't too dumb of a ???

Also How do I format a floppy in Linux?

Thank you!!!

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Old 07-29-2003, 10:31 PM   #2
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Usually there is a directory /mnt/floppy, if not, create it.
Then use the following syntax:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
When you are finished, don't forget to umount.
umount /dev/fd0

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Old 07-29-2003, 10:59 PM   #3
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.....and to format you do:

fdformat /dev/fd0
mkfs -t ext2 -c /dev/fd0 <--make linux filesystem
mkfs -t vfat -c /dev/fd0 <--make windows filesystem

or you can use:
mkdosfs /dev/fd0 to format a disk with dos filesystem.

and you can mount like this depending on filesytem:
mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 <--mount floppy with linux filesystem
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 <--mount floppy with fat filesystem
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Thanks that will help tremendously!


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