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Old 02-08-2005, 05:37 PM   #1
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Floppy disk troubles in Slack 10


Alrighty, I just got up and running in linux for the first time like last week. (linux has never worked on this box before, until now)
So I've got a Super Disk 120MB floppy drive, that won't mount =-(

IDE1:Primary HDD
IDE1:Slave - the floppy
IDE2:Primary CD-ROM
IDE2:Slave - HDD

IDE1 is the main IDE channel, and 2 is you guessed it, secondary.

Yes, this is a floppy drive on an IDE cable, which is how they got it to be 120MB =-D I assume it's as easy as mounting it in the console, but it won't work right. I've tried to mount /dev/hdb1 (that should be it, right?).

Well, any help would be nice =-D
 
Old 02-08-2005, 06:35 PM   #2
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"So I've got a Super Disk 120MB floppy drive, that won't mount"

Could you post the mount command that you used and the error message that you got? Have you formatted the floppy and if so what file system type did you format it as?

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Old 02-08-2005, 07:14 PM   #3
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I haven't formatted it, in fact, I don't even have a 120 disk. I just need to get the drive working, and obviously it won't be under fd's since it's not on the floppy channel.

I have standard floppies formatted by RAWRITEXP with boot/ram images
I don't get an error message, it just reads.... and reads... and reads... until I force the floppy out with the emergency eject thing. (then I have to kill the terminal)
 
Old 02-08-2005, 07:16 PM   #4
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I don't remember what I tried for a mount command, something like mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/floppy or something.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 04:12 PM   #5
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No help? please?
 
Old 02-09-2005, 05:09 PM   #6
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You can't mount a drive, only a device on a drive that has a filesystem. So in my opinion, you ought to buy a disk, put it in the drive, use cfdisk to partition it, use mkfs to format it, and only then try to mount it.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 05:26 PM   #7
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Well, I'm trying to mount just a regular floppy in the drive.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 06:25 PM   #8
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Still, even a floppy needs a file system on it before it can be mounted. Floppies ordinarily come with MSDOS file systems already on them, but you said your floppies have boot/ram images. That doesn't sound like a file system, to me.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 06:27 PM   #9
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well it was written with rawritexp, which comes with the boot images on the slackware cd. it's readable in windows, so I assume it's a DOS/FAT filesystem.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 07:28 PM   #10
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So what exactly is the mount command you are executing? -- J.W.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 09:04 PM   #11
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How about this, I rephrase my question.

How do I mount a floppy drive that is connected to the primary ide channel, as a slave?

I assume that it's /dev/hdb1 what mount command would I use?
 
  


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