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Re: mounting floppy

On Fri, Jul 28, 2000 at 10:58:34PM -0700, Dale Morris wrote:
> kmself@ix.netcom.com [kmself@ix.netcom.com] wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> here's the result:
> debian:~# e2fsck /dev/fd0
> e2fsck 1.18, 11-Nov-1999 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
> Couldn't find ext2 superblock, trying backup blocks...
> e2fsck: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while trying to open /dev/fd0
> Could this be a zero-length partition?
> debian:~# dd if=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1 | od -c
> 1+0 records in
> 1+0 records out
> 0000000   #       T   h   e       b   e   l   o   w       c   o   n   f
> 0000020   i   g       v   a   r   i   a   b   l   e       i   n   f   o
> 0000040       i   s       f   r   o   m       s   e   c   t   i   o   n

It looks like this floppy doesn't have a file system on it.... like
someone made it with "cp filename /dev/fd0"

You can't mount such things.

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