Re: Problems mounting floppies and cdroms.
> Command [as root] "mount /dev/fd0 /floppy" gets
> response "mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block
I get this error when I forgot to insert a floppy. This won't help you
much I guess.
If you have a line like this in /etc/fstab:
auto defaults,user,noauto 0 0
you can just type: mount /floppy (without specifying the device) because
it looks up that line and knows what device it is. If you did not
compile a new kernel this should always work.
Or maybe your floppy is not on /dev/fd0 but fd1? Or it's not properly
connected? Does it work with other operating systems if you have any?
> And the command "mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom" gets
> response "/dev/cdrom: Input/output error
> mount: block device /dev/cdrom is write-protected,
> mounting read-only /dev/cdrom: Input/output error
> mount: you must specify the filesystem type".
Check if you have a line like:
iso9660 defaults,ro,user,noauto 0 0
in /etc/fstab. The 'ro' is important for mount to know that the devive
is read only. But this is not fatal and is probably caused by something
I got the error: mount: you must specify the filesystem type
when I had compiled a new kernel with msdos selected as a module and
wanted to mount a floppy. I probably had to put something in
/etc/modules for the module to be loaded. But at the time I found it
easier to compile the kernel again with msdos support=yes (compiled
directly in the kernel).
Maybe all this does not help you. Perhaps someone else can help?