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Old 03-23-2003, 06:03 AM   #1
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My floppy drive is not mount.

Hi dears.I have redhat 7.3.
Written mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
in /etc/fstab file.
& Regarding line up,I'm become super user then type follow command:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
But instead of mountion,I recieve follow message:
mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device
Please guide me until i can mount my floppy drive.
--Best regards
Old 03-23-2003, 06:37 AM   #2
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Talking stupid answer

possible reasons
1. is the floppy drives wiring proper
2. is the disk not good
3. is floppy disk inserted in the drive

and finally try this
mount /dev/fd0 -t msdos /mnt/floppy

and tell me
Old 06-20-2003, 09:30 AM   #3
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In the /etc/fstab instead of:
"mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0"
"/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy vfat noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0"


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