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Re: Cannot mount floppy drive in Squeeze

On Sun, 05 Dec 2010 16:27:48 -0500, Stephen Powell wrote:

> On Sun, 05 Dec 2010 16:09:52 -0500 (EST), Camaleón wrote:
>> On Sun, 05 Dec 2010 15:07:20 -0500, Stephen Powell wrote:
>>> 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 mount.
>>> ...
>> Weird :-?
>> I would try with the simplest command:
>> mount /dev/fd0 /mnt
>> If you get no error, run "mount" to ensure your floppy has been
>> mounted. Also, check for "dmesg" output.
> No dice.  I tried your suggested command, except that I changed /dev/fd0
> to /dev/fd1, since I need the 5.25-inch drive, not the 3.5-inch drive,
> but other than that it was just as you suggested.  No mount, no error
> message.  The only output from dmesg is the original warning message:
>    FAT: utf8 is not a recommended IO charset for FAT filesystems,
>    filesystem will be case sensitive!
> which also comes out on the terminal, since I am issuing the command
> from an active Linux virtual console, not a terminal emulation window in
> X.

Strange, indeed.

I would try to load the floppies in another computer, maybe they become 
damaged somehow :-?

Also, to discard any problem with squeeze, you can test it under a livecd 
(by instance, in lenny, I don't get that "warning" about utf-8 charset 
when accessing my floppy disks).



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