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Old 07-15-2005, 04:16 PM   #1
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Floppy trouble in knoppix

Hey everyone. I'm tring to create a slackware bootdisk in knoppix using:

"dd if=/mnt/cdrom1/kernels/bare.i/bzImage of=/dev/fd0"

and I get the following error:

dd: writing to `/dev/fd0': Input/output error

I tried on two different disks and got the same result. One of the disks was brand new right out of the box. Also, after formatting the disks with mkfs, I can't mount them using:

mount /dev/fd0

I get the following error:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/fd0,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong cuz it's not the drive or the disks since they all work properly under winxp.


Old 07-15-2005, 10:04 PM   #2
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Look at fdformat and newfs
man fdformat
Mount command should be something like
#mount /dev/fd0 /floppy
where /floppy has already been made. # means as root.
#mkdir /floppy
If you are using KDE then kfloppy will format it.

What distro are you using? Doesn't it auto mount your diskette drive in the /etc/fstab?
Old 07-17-2005, 01:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the post


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