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Old 04-20-2003, 01:05 PM   #1
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mounting floppy

i am trying to mount floppy drive on my laptop. i am diong this
mount /dev/floppy /etc/fstab but it is giving me error which is
mount: special device /dev/floppy doesn't exist
please help me out how to mount the floppy drive
Thanks a lot
Old 04-20-2003, 01:10 PM   #2
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First create an empty directory in /mnt called floppy

mkdir /mnt/floppy

Then try:

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

You can't mount your floppy to the /etc/fstab file.. and you might have to specify the filesystem type used on the floppy.. it would look something like this if that's the case:

mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

That's if your floppy is formatted with a msdos filesystem. Not sure what to put there, man mount for the manual pages that explain this.
Old 08-20-2004, 09:05 AM   #3
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remounting from /dev/hdc to /dev/hda

Hi, I have a similar remounting question

I recently installed SuSE 9.1 on my desktop dual booting with Windows. As part of the windows install, I had to have the dual boot disk as the Secondary IDE Master so I could move some files from the old Windows file. I ended up installing SuSE on my dual boot OS disk while it was mounted at /dev/hdc and now I'd like to physically move the dual OS hard disk to the Primary Master IDE connection (/dev/hda).

Is it possible to:

Remount my hard disk from /dev/hdc to /dev/hda with the "mount" command,
shut down,
physically change the location of the hard disk to primary master,
and then boot up with the disk registering as /dev/hda?

I'd like to avoid messing things up and doing a complete re-install.
Thanks for your help!
Old 08-20-2004, 09:11 AM   #4
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Change your boot loader to reflect the change, IE:
#Linux Partiton
This is for lilo - I don't remember the GRUB commands........
Old 08-23-2004, 10:39 AM   #5
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Hi, syntax for grub was a bit different from LILO, but I was able to figure it out and resolve this issue. Thanks.


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