Re: mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device
Ioana Glitia wrote:
Kent West wrote:
Can you still boot into your old kernel? If so, does the floppy work
How can I do that? I don't have the package .deb for the old kernel
(2.2) -- that came with the base -- on the computer, or at least not
where I put all the .deb packages that I copied to the thinkpad. But I
don't know where the base installed the kernel and put it, and how to
boot into the old kernel.
Assuming you're using lilo to boot (as opposed to grub or something else
entirely), you can probably press the left Shift key right after the
Power-On Self-Test (POST), which , IIRC, should show you a menu of
If that doesn't work, take a look in /etc/lilo.conf for a stanza (set of
lines) referring to your old kernel. If the stanza is there, and if the
actual kernel is in place (in /boot, with a symlink in / pointing to
that kernel file in /boot), you can uncomment the "prompt" line in the
lilo.conf file, then exit and save and run "lilo". Now reboot and the
menu should show up.
Alternatively, if you can boot from CD and you have a LiveCD (like
Knoppix or Kanotix or Mepis, etc), just use that LiveCD to boot and see
if the floppy works in that environment.
I'm sorry, I suppose I'm more of a newbie when it comes to this.
'S'okay; we've all been there.