mounting a floppy

Edward Pinski pinskie at physics.uc.edu
Fri Feb 20 07:58:44 PST 2004


> 
> Hi all
> 
> The good thing is i have a working LFS 5.0 system thanks to many here.
> Bad thing is i wish to use the floppy drive so i issued a 
> mkdir /mnt/floppy
> 
> updated my fstab file to contain the following line
> 
> /dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy     ext2    defaults      1      1
> 
> i then rebooted the machine with the shutdown -r now command
> 
> now i get a kernel panick
> 
> fsck.ext2: No such device or address while trying to open /dev/fd0 possibly non-existent or swap device
> 
> when you press enter the system will be halted
> 
> before i can power down however the system continues to boot until
> i get this message
> 
> end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0
> mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device
> 
> enter to continue
> 
> the machine then hangs
> 

change defaults to noauto also the fs isn't always ext2 on floppies,
and you do NOT want fsck to check it.

/dev/fd0	/mnt/floppy	auto	noauto	0	0

Is the line one should use.



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