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Old 04-16-2004, 10:26 AM   #1
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Unhappy problem mouting floppy with mandrake 10.0


Hello !
I recently installed mdk 10.0 and my laptop. In order to mount
floppy I usually used "mount /mnt/floppy" with mdk 9.2 without using supermount in the /etc/fstab nor the mtools. But with 10.0 the mount doesn't recognize the file system type. When I edit the /etc/fstab
the floppy parameters are exactly the same than in the 9.2! The /proc/filesystems and /etc/filesystems files are similar too, in the 2 releases. Of course the floppy is readable with the 9.2. So I don't understand! So shall I now use the mtools with the 10.0 or can I continue to use the mount command ??
 
Old 04-17-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy


replace vfat with the filesystem type of the floppy.
vfat here is Windows/DOS Virtual FAT.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 06:11 AM   #3
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With my system(Mandrake 10), I don't need to mount it, I just put the floppy in and I can access it.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 06:19 AM   #4
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That's probably supermount. But snailman doen't want to use that stuff
 
Old 04-17-2004, 07:22 AM   #5
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Doesn't supermount automatically mount stuff? My floppy is ALWAYS mounted.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 08:18 AM   #6
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It's because your /etc/fstab is configured that way
 
Old 04-18-2004, 03:02 AM   #7
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I'm confused Maybe I need an explanation of the entries in /etc/fstab.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 03:34 AM   #8
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Have a look at your fstab file:

$ cat /etc/fstab

and read this:

http://www.mandrakeuser.org/docs/admin/amount2.html
 
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Thanks for that link
 
  


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