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Talon107 08-03-2004 02:49 AM

Why can't I mount a floppy!?
I'm in a bind... and I only have 2 disks.

Neither of which are working.

I open terminals blah blah try things like

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
It tries, and says "must specify filesystem type".
No matter what I do it says something about filesystem type...

For the life of me, I need the floppy working.. and now =(.

Help, and thank you in advance!

Tinkster 08-03-2004 02:58 AM

And it says that rightfully, too :)

Unless you define in
something like
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
it will ask for the filesystem.

If you give that line, you can just use
mount /mnt/floppy


Talon107 08-03-2004 03:03 AM

How exactly do you do that :)

BTW- Thank you

Tinkster 08-03-2004 03:35 AM

Open /etc/fstab in your favourite text-editor (not
word-processor) and add the line :) by either
typing it or copy and pasting ...


Talon107 08-03-2004 04:07 AM

That's what common sense told me to do... but it won't let me overwrite the file.

Won't let me save either.. says to make sure I have write permissions...

I'm on root priveledges too... =/

OEP 08-03-2004 04:36 AM

well a temporary solution would be:
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

I don't know about that permission problem other than to try :wq!

Talon107 08-03-2004 04:38 AM

[root@x1-6-00-e0-6f-3c-94-69 plex]# mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
mount: mount point /mnt/floppy does not exist

OEP 08-03-2004 04:46 AM

then try:
mkdir /mnt/floppy
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

You don't have to do the mkdir command again after the first time ;)

michaelk 08-03-2004 04:48 AM

So what distribution are you running?

Talon107 08-03-2004 04:55 AM

[root@x1-6-00-e0-6f-3c-94-69 plex]# mkdir /mnt/floppy
[root@x1-6-00-e0-6f-3c-94-69 plex]# mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device

Something new everytime....


OEP 08-03-2004 05:01 AM


Ya got me there. It only says that when theres not a floppy in there... I guess the device could be wrong. Try typing
df -h
and post the results

jomen 08-03-2004 06:09 AM

IF there is a floppy in the drive - and IF the file /dev/fd0 exists (ls -al /dev/fd0) it could well be that the floppy probably is not formatted (has no filesysten on it) and can therefore not be mounted, of course!

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