Re: argh! linux and floppies
* * * but instead are given the following lecture: "mount: i could
not determine the filesystem type, and none was specified". The
answer, of course, is,
"it's a floppy, you stupid machine.
Change file type of "/dev/fd0" line in /etc/fstab from "auto" to "vfat"
I had the same problem and it worked.
("worked" - more less. About half of floppies I had was reported as
faulty, but it's another story)
Thanks, that seems to help. Perhaps having it on "auto" sets up a
Catch-22, wherein a floppy that needs to be formatted cannot be due to
the requirement of the program having to determine the file system first
(which requires that it be formatted). Or maybe not. Anyway, I've had
better luck with floppies after making your suggested change; so, thanks