On fre, 2005-02-11 at 18:10 +0000, conor.daly at cod.utvinternet.com wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 05:25:07PM +0000 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
> Frank Murphy thought:
> > On 2/11/2005 5:15:25 PM, Glen Gray (glen at lincor.com) wrote:
> > >
> > >Am I missing something particular about this product ? Shouldn't you
> > >just be able to mount it loopback
> > >mount -o loop bootkdisk.img /mnt/floppy
> > Won't let me mount unless I specify fs, thats where the problem lies,
> > tries as ext2,3 etc no joy.
Reason here might be, that it's formatted in a filesystem for which your
kernel doesn't have any support. Usually it will autodetect, unless it
is FAT and you have compiled both msdos and vfat in. Then it would
require you to specify the filesystem, too, since there are multiple
choices for the same.
> Try fat, fat32.
>> > Floppy 1 is linux based, though it won't allow me read\mount it.
> > If booted from it's linux
> > Floppies 2,3,4,5 come up as fat32.
Not sure, why someone wants fat32 on a floppy, that thing would never
exceed 2,1 GB (neither in file or filesystem size).
It's FAT12 usually though, mounted as plain "msdos" or "vfat".
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