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Re: mounting floppy



On Fri, Jul 28, 2000 at 10:17:39PM -0700, Dale Morris wrote:
> kmself@ix.netcom.com [kmself@ix.netcom.com] wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 28, 2000 at 08:38:39PM -0700, Dale Morris wrote:
> > > Moritz Schulte [tux@gmx.li] wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Jul 27, 2000 at 09:57:12PM -0700, Dale Morris wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > > I'm trying to mount a floppy that I made with Redhat 6.2 system. It
> > > > > mounted on a previous install of potato, but I reinstalled and now
> > > > > when I try to mount it I get the following error message: [I cannot
> > > > > determine the file type and none was specified]
> > > > 
> > > > which filesystem has this floppy? which filesystem does /dev/fd0 have
> > > > in /etc/fstab? can you mount the floppy with 'mount -t <fs> /dev/fd0
> > > > /floppy'?
> > > This floppy is formatted ext2 filesystem and when I try to mount it with the above command I receive the following message:
> > > 
> > > debian:/home/dlm# mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0/floppy
> >                                           ^^^^^^^
> > 
> > You need to leave a space between the device and the mount point:
> > 
> >    $ mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0    /floppy
> 
> Still doesn't work. Here's the output of that command:
> debian:/home/dlm# mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0    /floppy
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/fd0,
>        or too many mounted file systems

Try:
 
    $ e2fsck /dev/fd0
    $ dd if=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1 | od -c

...not that I can read all the output, but there should be some 
signature ext2fs stuff in the first block of the disk.

...and DON'T fsck up that second command or you'll overwrite something.
You want "if" (infile), not "of" (outfile) specified.

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