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Old 05-10-2005, 09:04 AM   #1
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/dev/fd0 not mounting

I download kernel 2.4.26 and compiled it. When i boot it, it fails to mount floppy drive with error
mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device
I check /etc/fstab there is entry for /dev/fd0 to mount at /mnt/floppy. Also My default Redhat kernel 2.4.20-8 does mount the floppy without any problem. I check for modules they are already loaded in 2.4.30 when i /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy but it fails.
I am Mounting Floppy as root.
Old 05-11-2005, 02:36 AM   #2
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Have you tried fdx (x = null,0,1,2,3,...) ?

mount /dev/fd0
mount /dev/fd1
Old 05-24-2008, 11:07 AM   #3
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Mounting /dev/fd0

Hi Friend,

Another mount point for /dev/fd0 is /media/floppy. Which is sometimes listed in some of the distos in /etc/fstab file for the mount point.

Things to check for if you use /media/floppy:

. Make sure that the directory floppy is created in the directory media

. Make sure that a device node has been created for fd0 (mknod command)

. Command line should read

# mount /dev/fdo /media/floppy

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