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Old 08-05-2003, 11:51 PM   #1
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mount floppy


I can't mount my floppy drive. When I type
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 mount floppy
it gives me an error about not finding a floppy device in either /blah/blah1 or /blah/blah2. How can I remedy this problem?
 
Old 08-05-2003, 11:56 PM   #2
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If you type mount floppy. It needs to be in fstab (the entry). As for Slackware, it is in fstab. But you need to do mount /dev/fd0.
Or give the full command

mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
 
Old 08-05-2003, 11:58 PM   #3
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I'll try that, thank you,
Cam
 
Old 08-06-2003, 12:24 AM   #4
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Typically, you should be able to just:

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

then

ls /mnt/floppy
to view the contents.

Don't forget to unmount (umount, no 'n')
umount /mnt/floppy
before ejecting the disk.

Make sure /mnt/floppy is not your present working directory (pwd) before umounting.

regards...
 
Old 08-06-2003, 12:33 AM   #5
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I tried that, but I get an error message saying,
/dev/fd0 is not a valid block device.
What can I do to fix that?

Thanks,
Cam
 
Old 08-06-2003, 01:35 AM   #6
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Are you using a PCI-IDE card? I have a PCI-IDE card, and that causes the kernel not to scan the devices on my main board, including CD-ROMs and floppy drive. I haven't found a cure to this and nobody has help me thus far.

Other then that, did you recompiled your kernel? If yes, did you compile in the support for floppy drive?
 
  


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