Re: Mounting floppy. Newbie #61
On Sat, Dec 29, 2001 at 09:34:35AM +0200, Ian Balchin wrote:
| OK, Pietro, Martin,
| I use console mode, but always shut down via 'poweroff'. I likely removed
| the disc and put it safely in its box before not doing a sync or umount.
| I could not have done it more wrong! lesson learnt.
| Whatever.... that floppy can still not be mounted
It is likely that part of it was updated before you removed it, but
not all of it. As a result it is halfway in between 2 valid states,
and as such does not contain a valid filesystem. Put the disk in and
mkfs -t vfat /dev/fd0
to format it. Obviously that will destroy any data that is currently
on it, but it seems as though you can't get to it anyways.
the nice thing about windoze is - it does not just crash,
it displays a dialog box and lets you press 'ok' first.