Cannot mount floppy drive in Squeeze
Well, I'm not exactly a newbie. I've been using Linux for more than 10 years.
But I must be doing something wrong. I can't seem to get a floppy disk to
My i386 system has a standard floppy disk controller with two floppy drives:
a 3.5-inch high density drive (1.44M in DOS format) and a 5.25-inch high
density drive (1.2M in DOS format). I'm trying to mount a double-sided,
double density 5.25-inch floppy disk (360K in DOS format) in
the 5.25-inch high density drive. I am running the latest Debian Squeeze.
As root, I issue the command:
mount -t msdos /dev/fd1 /media/floppy1
I receive a warning message
FAT: utf8 is not a recommended IO charset for FAT filesystems, filesystem will be case sensitive!
but I'm used to that. That's just a warning. But when I then issue
with no operands, it does not show the floppy as mounted. And when I try to
unmount it with
It tells me that /media/floppy1 is not mounted! When I try to read the data
dd if=/dev/fd1 of=erase.me count=1
It successfully reads the boot sector into the file erase.me; so the drive and
the disk itself seem to be OK. I tried other disks and also tried 3.5-inch
disks in the other floppy drive, but I can't seem to get any floppy disk
to mount. Am I doing something wrong? Or is there a bug here? I am running
stock Debian kernel 2.6.32-5-686 version 2.6.32-28.
.''`. Stephen Powell
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