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Old 11-09-2003, 09:26 PM   #1
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why won't floppy mount on rh7.3 w/ kde on desktop?

Hello All:

I need to format a floppy and copy some files to it, and cannot mount a floppy to format it.
Here is what I input and what I get back:

mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/fd0,
or too many mounted file systems

mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device

please tell me--I've looked at previous threads, and have checked out my fstab. I have no idea what I should do or where I should be looking.


Old 11-09-2003, 09:51 PM   #2
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It needs to be formated before you can
mount it.

Old 11-09-2003, 10:08 PM   #3
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mount -t auto /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

It has been a while since I had 7.3, but I think it still had the /mnt and /mnt/floppy directories.

Also, if you got careless, you may have ejected a previous floppy without umounting it. (I've done that during the day, and have no excuse for that one.) A quick way to check all mounted stuff is less /proc/filesystems.

Man mkfs. man mount. If the floppy is plugged on the end of the cable it would be /dev/fd1. ( instead of specifying type you could try -t auto)

Also, if you have been working inside the case of your computer, you may have nudged the power connector or plugged the floppy on the end--instead of the middle of the floppy cable. (or backwards--I've done it, should not do techie stuff at 2 am. Must remember that. I've also messed up fstab at 2 am, so you might check that.)

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