Re: [Nolug] mount fd0

From: Scott Harney <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 11:12:50 -0500
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Jay Latham wrote:
> First let me preface this question by saying I don't normally use floppy
> disks except when making a rescue disk during an install.
> I'm running Slackware 10 with the reiserfs. This morning I was messing
> around and decided to format some floppys that had been previously
> formatted for dos, to ext2. I used the floppy format tool in kde.

I'm not familiar with the floppy format tool in kde. I suspect it may
have low-level formatted the floppy but not actually made an ext2
filesystem on it. After you format it (say with fdformat) you need to
do something like "mke2fs /dev/fd0"

You may need to do things as root despite the "user" directive in fstab.
  Also, did you try "mount /mnt/floppy" ?

> When I tried to mount fd0 I got a msg to specify the filesystem type. So
> I ran the following:
> 'mount -t ext2 /mnt/floppy'
> I got the help file which basicly said I needed to specify the
> filesystem type. I then ran this:
> 'mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0' and got the same help file. Here's what's in my
> fstab.
> /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,user,nohide,rw 0 0
> I then reformatted the disk to vfat and it mounted perfectly.
> My question is why won't a floppy formatted to a linux filesystem mount
> and dos will?
> Thanks,
> Jay
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