Mark Page wrote:
> I'm trying to mount a floppy and keep getting the following:-
>> 'wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/fd0 or too many
> mounted filesystems'
>right.. is it a dos floppy? if so then does this work:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy -tmsdos
or if it's a win95 floppy, change msdos to vfat.
If that works, then add/change a line in /etc/fstab to be
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy vfat/msdos(whichever you chose) noauto 0 0
then mount /mnt/floppy will work (unless you have a dodgy floppy :()
> Help please
>> Also I have zip drive shown as hdd at boot. How do I add a mount point
> for this device?
>you need to create a directory (say /mnt/zip) and do
mount /dev/hdd4 /mnt/zip -tvfat
the 4 ^ is the important thing, as due to the way that windows/dos
assigns drive letters, using the fourth primary stops it changing all the other
drive letters and becoming the c drive.
You can then add a line to /etc/fstab
/dev/hdd4 /mnt/zip vfat/msdos(again) noauto 0 0
if you want users to be able to mount the floppy/zip (these will only work as
root) then change noauto to noauto,user.
The noauto stops it from being mounted when the machine boots.
You could also explore the auto mounting system that I mailed to the list
Liam Bedford System Administrator
WBT Systems Phone: 01 4170153
Block 2, Harcourt St, Dublin 2
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!