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Old 05-24-2004, 02:49 PM   #1
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cant mount floppy


i am trying to mount the floppy from an terminal....(dont know if there is any program included with mandrake 9.2 to do this)


input :[user]$ mount /dev/fd0
output: mount: cant find /dev/floppy i /etc/fstab eller /etc/mtab

input: [user]$ less /etc/fstab

output: /dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom2 supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy vfat user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,sync 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0

input:[user]$ mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

output:mount: Only root can do that

input: [Root]# mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
output: mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device



(I've trasnlated from swedish so everything might not correspond to the ordanary outputs)

Last edited by Username[SWE]; 05-25-2004 at 11:25 AM.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 03:16 PM   #2
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Don't understand why you are trying to mount from terminal.

double click on the floppy icon, Konqueror will show the content.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 04:26 PM   #3
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i could do that

if it werent for the fact that i removed the icon from the desktop....
 
Old 05-25-2004, 12:35 AM   #4
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Ok, you can right click and create a new icon for the floppy, mdk 9.2 will allow you to do that easily.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 11:24 AM   #5
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i do that and i get reply:

mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device
 
Old 05-25-2004, 06:59 PM   #6
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stupid question maybe, but i gotta ask..............

you do have a floppy in the drive before you try to mount it, don't you? also, why do you have a vfat entry for the file system under the floppy line in fstab? if it isn't that you don't have the media inserted before mounting, try removing the part in your ftsab in the floppy line that says "vfat". it should look like this........

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/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,sync 0 0
if that don't work, edit it to read like the following..........

Code:
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,codepage=850,nosuid,unhide,iocharset=iso8859-1,nodev,user,sync,umask=0 0 0
that should set your floppy drive to mount like a normal /dev without any supermount enabled. but try the first method first.


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