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Old 02-29-2004, 05:16 PM   #1
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Exclamation floppy mounting/formatting drama PLEASE help me

i have two new comps that i've got the exact same copy of red hat 9 installed on. on the laptop i can mount and save to the floppy. but the desktop comp won't recognise the disk.

it has to because i need a file i typed on the laptop and i can't get the damn internet to work on the laptop to mail it to myself!

i formatted the disk on the desktop and then saved the doc from the laptop on the freshly formatted disk ... the desktop comp still won't read it. i tried to access the floppy from rightclickingthedesktop>disks>floppy and got this "mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/fd0, or too many mounted file systems"

somebody. please. i've got a deadline. tell me what to do!!
Old 02-29-2004, 05:21 PM   #2
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well you could recopy the file to the laptop....reformat the disk....and try again....

and if it is that important remove the hard drive and transfer that file the hard way....
Old 02-29-2004, 06:46 PM   #3
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umount /dev/fd0
mount -t ext3 /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

keep in mind, you may have to be in root to do this!
su -
will log you in without haveing to log out of Gnome or KDE or whatever


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