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Old 01-20-2004, 01:38 PM   #1
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Can't see LILO files on diskette


I have been checking into the bootloader problems. I recently had a problem with the 99 error appearing on my bootloader. I reinstalled Linux Mandy 9.2. Everything went smoothly. But now when I try to look at the files on my diskette.......they are not there, but they are. I can make copies of the diskette and they all work. I can do a antivirus scan and it shows that their are files on the diskette. When I do a properties check in either Windows or Linux it shows the diskette is empty. I know I'm just being paranoid but.......I want to see my files to make sure that they are done properly. Is there some option in the chmod command that could help me?
Or any other command that might help shed some light?


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Old 01-20-2004, 05:39 PM   #2
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Are you doing mounts and umounts for the floppy?

To mount a floppy:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

To umount a floppy:
umount /dev/fd0

See:
man mount
man umount
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Old 01-20-2004, 07:18 PM   #3
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No why would I have to do mount and unmount? Didn't have to do that before I reinstalled, I could also see the files on the diskette before I did the reinstall too. Any other diskettes I put in the drive I can see. Thanks for your reply.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 07:42 PM   #4
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"why would I have to do mount and unmount?"

In the beginning Linux required the user to mount and umount mountable devices by hand. Fairly recently automount was written which allows the user to insert a floppy or CD into the machine without using mount commands. And when you pull a floppy or CD out of the machine automount sometimes notices and sometimes doesn't. Whether you use the manual mount or the automount is an install option and/or can be changed in /etc/fstab.

In reading your description of your floppy behavior I came the conclusion that you probably had automount in your first installation and have manual mount in your current installation. So try using mount and umount to diagnose whether you in fact now are running with manual mounting.

For what it is worth, I prefer manual mount because that way i do not get into disagreements with my computer about the mount status of my floppy or CD.

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Old 01-20-2004, 11:20 PM   #5
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Thanks, I'll check that out.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 01:20 AM   #6
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Here is the content of the fstab file

/dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,codepage=850,sync,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hda2 /mnt/win_d ntfs iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0




Is this a manuel mount or automount?
And what do I need to change in this file?

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Old 01-21-2004, 02:23 AM   #7
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it's auto.

and lilo is a bootsector. there don't have to be any files on the diskette for it to boot
a hard drive partition. if you diskcopy a disk, the bootsector (where lilo lives) gets copied.
 
  


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