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Old 04-19-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
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freez on boot up...help me save my files to a floppy


Hi all I have DeliLinux 0.5 beta which is based on slackware 7.1. anyways if i boot normally it gets to

starting daemons: syslogd

and just stops doin stuff...its not frozen entirely cuz i can type and have things appear on the screen. I don't mind reinstalling it if none of you knows a way to fix this but i do want to first copy some of my files to a floppy. I happen to have a copy of Damn Small Linux which i can boot to a command prompt in. I can mount my / but not my floppy to copy my important files to. When i try to mount or format my floppy it says something along the lines of bad block at 0 or bad super block at 0...i have no other floppy to test this on...so do i just need a new floppy?

fixing the bootup would be nice though :-P
 
Old 04-19-2004, 07:41 PM   #2
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"When i try to mount or format my floppy it says something along the lines of bad block at 0 or bad super block at 0...i have no other floppy to test this on...so do i just need a new floppy? "

This sounds like a problem where you are mounting the floppy as the wrong filesystem type. If you mount a floppy without giving a filesystem type it assumes ext2:

mount /dev/fd0 /floppy

You should give the files system type for the floppy. Assuming that your floppy is formatted for DOS then:

mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /floppy

or perhaps:

mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /floppy

Or if you don't know what filesystem tye is on your floppies then format it first:
mkfs -t ext2 /dev/fd0
mkdir /togo
mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /togo

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Old 04-19-2004, 08:14 PM   #3
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what does the -t option do? I tried the command mke2fs /dev/fd0 but it gave the same error again. will mkfs -t ext2 /dev/fd0 do anything different than the command i tried?
 
Old 04-19-2004, 08:27 PM   #4
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"will mkfs -t ext2 /dev/fd0 do anything different than the command i tried?"

They should be the same thing but it doesn't hurt to try both.

The -t option specifies the filesystem type.
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Old 04-19-2004, 10:37 PM   #5
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I am just going to format the floppy in my SuSE box...don't ask why i didn't think of that. It formatted right so I will go try it in Damn Small and see if it will mount or not thanks for the help
 
Old 04-22-2004, 07:23 PM   #6
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that didn't work either...by now i could have redone all the stuff on my harddrive so i am just going to reinstall...pretty screwy floppy drive. thanks anyways tho
 
  


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