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Old 12-28-2001, 03:40 PM   #1
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mounting a usb floppy

I have installed Red Hat 7.2 on my Gateway Solo 5300 and it is working great. However I am unable to mount my USB floppy. I am using:
# mount /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs
this returns a "specify file type"

When I type it with a "-tmsdos" I get "mount point does not exist"

when i just put "# mount usbdevfs" it says that is already mounted or that /proc/bus/usb is busy but I cannot view the contents of the floppy

Also when I unmount any of the above I am unable to remount unless I reboot the laptop.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
Old 12-30-2001, 08:24 PM   #2
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I figured it out. Just in case anyone has the same problem here is the solution:

The device is /dev/sda

so I had to create a directory in mnt called "floppy"

I edited the fstab to appear as this

/dev/sda /mnt/floppy msdos auto,noauto,owner,rw 0 0

This appears to be working fine. If anyone has any input on this please let me know.


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