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Old 03-02-2004, 03:00 PM   #1
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problems with floppy drive in slack 9.1

Hello all,

I am running slackware 9.1 on a panasonic toughbook laptop, and am having a problem mounting my floppy drive. First, I know the floppy drive is okay, because I use a boot disk to start up my system. The fstab on my system seems to be okay, and has the usual

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

line for the floppy in it.

When I try to mount the floppy, the system stops for a while, and after a few minutes prints
/dev/fd0: Invalid argument.

I am using the kernel 2.4.20, and everything else is working fine. Any help would be appreciated.

P.S. I ran the dmesg command and found that I am getting a whole bunch of lines like

end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0

and some other lines look like

FAT: unable to read boot sector

Hope this additional info might help you guys.

Last edited by jmillet; 03-02-2004 at 03:05 PM.
Old 03-02-2004, 04:16 PM   #2
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Re: problems with floppy drive in slack 9.1

Originally posted by jmillet

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

is this your exact fstab line??
AFAIK there should not be a space between the comma after noauto and owner..........
/dev/fd0  /mnt/floppy  auto   noauto,owner     0 0 
Old 03-02-2004, 04:44 PM   #3
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Sorry, that wan't exactly my fstab line. There isn't a space there.


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