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Old 02-23-2005, 04:46 PM   #1
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Floppy File System

I'm trying to mount a floppy (as root), but everytime I try mount /dev/fd0 I get something like "Must specify a file system for device". What does this mean? Is there another way to mount a floppy. I mean, I'm somewhat new to Linux but I didn't think I was this dumb . Thanks.
Old 02-23-2005, 04:51 PM   #2
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try mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/fd
Old 02-23-2005, 04:55 PM   #3
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you must specify the filesytem to mount any device. I assume this is a fat16 floppy. you would mount -t vfat -o defaults /dev/fd0 /mount/location

an mount contains lots of information and options related to mounting filesystems.

Old 02-23-2005, 07:53 PM   #4
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mount in most modern linux distros will auto-detect the filesystem on a device, without the need for specifing it with the -t option. Most likely there is a filesystem on the disk that mount doesn't recognize. Some possibilities include floppies formated for larger than 1.4MB or compressed files. Try using /dev/fd0u1680 vs /dev/fd0 and etc. What's suppose to be on the disk?


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