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Bug#151185: boot-floppies: file /etc/fstab is not correct for the line /floppy

On Fri, Jun 28, 2002 at 06:54:57PM +0200, Manuel Segura wrote:
> Eduard Bloch wrote:
> > #include <hallo.h>
> > Manuel Segura wrote on Fri Jun 28, 2002 um 11:23:53AM:
> > 
> > 
> >>>>If y use the default fstab file, and use cp commands to copy
> >>>>files to the floppy, it does not sync the writes operations,
> >>>>for example, if I copy 3 files, only the first will be
> >>>>copied.
> >>>
> > 
> >>>Dude, there is an umount command.
> >>
> > ...
> > 
> >>hello,
> >>I forgot to say that I already did it: even if you umount the floppy,
> >>it does not write all the files.
> > 
> > 
> > Then replace your floppy controller.
> > 
> > Gruss/Regards,
> > Eduard.
> Are you serious ?
> Excuse me, but it is a real problem for a newbie if this bug is not fixed.
> If I configure my /etc/fstab with the next line, it works:
> /dev/fd0      /floppy  vfat    defaults,user,noauto    0   0

You mean if you specify "vfat" all files are written to the floppy after you
unmount it, whereas with "auto", they are not written after unmounting the
floppy? Did you wait until the floppy "light" goes out? I can not reproduce
your problem. Also I don't see the difference, a vfat floppy is mounted with
-tvfat, just as it would be if you specified vfat in fstab.

> But I don't know if it is the solution. Perhaps we can add the sync 
> option ? so the line in fstab could be:
> /dev/fd0      /floppy  vfat    sync,defaults,user,noauto    0   0

AFAIK unmounting forces a sync, but you have to wait until the access to the
floppy stops, ie the floppy "light" goes out. Did you think about using
the mtools?


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