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Re: floppy device deleted

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Please avoid top posting as it pollutes archives and makes messages
harder to read.

On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 10:06:35PM -0400, Alfredo Valles wrote:
> Thank you, I did as you say but my floppy is still not working.
> The message is
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/fd0,
> or too many mounted file systems

Ah.  You might need to specify exactly what you're trying to mount.

# mount -t auto /dev/fd0 /floppy

The -t auto tells it to try and autodetect the filesystem.  You can
also specify the filesystem like ext2 or vfat.  man 8 mount has details.

If you want to be able to mount without being root, I recommend adding
this to your /etc/fstab:

/dev/fd0	/floppy		auto	user,noauto,rw		0	0

Going from left to right, the line is saying to use the first floppy
drive, use the mount point /floppy, try to guess the filesystem type,
allow users to mount it in read-write mode, don't try to mount it on
boot (noauto).  The first zero means don't fsck this device on boot,
the second means don't dump this in a backup.

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