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Old 07-29-2004, 03:30 AM   #1
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Mount Floppy CDRom swappable Drives

I have recently bought a second hand IBM T22 laptop and installed Mandrake 10.

When installing mandrake I had the CDRom/DVDRom drive installed, which is fine to mount and umount as /dev/hdc.

The problem I am currently having is getting the swappable floppy drive to mount.

I have tried the basics ie.

mount /dev/fd0/ /mnt/floppy

but I receive the following errors:
/dev/fd0:Invalid Argument

I have rebooted twice with the floopy drive in the bay and a floppy disk but I have yet to get the drive to mount correctly.

Can Someone shed some light on the swappable drives as this is the first time I have used Mandrake and also the first time I have installed linux on a laptop.

Old 07-29-2004, 04:02 AM   #2
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could you please post the contents of your fstab here? it's in /etc/fstab. just click on it & it will open in a text editor. or, in a terminal as root, type cat /etc/fstab & copy/paste here.

Old 07-29-2004, 11:27 PM   #3
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/dev/hda5 / ext3 noatime 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda7 /home ext3 noatime 1 2
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0

this is my current fstab


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