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Old 02-02-2001, 03:06 AM   #1
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Can anyone out there help me with this problem? I have tried to mount the fd0 drive any it always errors, I looked everywhere and its no where to be found, I also tried to do the object mount on the KDE desktop,and it also fails. Please help.
Old 02-02-2001, 03:53 AM   #2
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mount fd0

try if its a dos formatted floppy that yu wud mount

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

replace "msdos" with the format yur floppy is for a diff format
do this from root!

cud someone tell me why this cnat be done from user acounts!!
Old 02-02-2001, 06:25 AM   #3
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What's the error message you recieve when trying to mount? And what user account are you using when trying to mount, root or regular user?

jmdey, its all about permission levels that would prevent you from using a regular user to mount a floppy.
Old 02-04-2001, 07:39 AM   #4
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then how do i take care of it!!!!

well then how do i change the privelege to the user!!!
its usualy set to default or only the root has the rights is it not!!!!
Old 02-04-2001, 12:12 PM   #5
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The best way would be to edit the /etc/fstab file. Search the line containing "dev/floppy" and add the keyword "user" to the 4:th column.

Also you might want to change the 3:rd column in that line from msdos,ext2 or what ever it says to "auto", this will try to autodetect the filesystem on the floppy, thus make it easier to use both msdos and linux formated floppies.


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