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Old 03-01-2002, 03:28 AM   #1
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mount drives

hi here i am again with a big problem.i installed mandrake linux 8.1 yesterday and i work only with windows,nothing.i done security updates and today when i tried to connect to the net i received an error that my pppd daemon died suddenly.well there was a url that could help me.i connect with a different pc and download a file.i write it on a floppy.when i tried to open the floppy i get an error that it couldn't mount the floppy.pls somebody help me with this
Old 03-01-2002, 06:39 AM   #2
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What kind of error did you get. There is many things that could go wrong when trying to mount a floppy.
If the entry in your /etc/fstab for the floppy is not correct then using a complete command to mount the floppy would help.
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

You have to make sure the directory /mnt/floppy exists. And your kernel will have to support the filesystem type msdos. Sometimes you might need to do a insmod msdos to get support for it if you are using modules and your kernel doesn't autoload modules.


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