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bob58
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:22 pm    Post subject: Floppy trouble Reply with quote

I am having trouble using my floppy drive. No matter what kind of disk I use, when i try to mount it, i get error. The error is "I cannot determine filesystem type" And if I try to format it to an ext2 system using the floppy formatter program, I get "could not determine floppy geometry". Can some one help? The line in my /etc/fstab is:

/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto, owner, kudzu 0 0

I also had similar floppy trouble when I had KNOPPIX on this computer..... thanks...bob :cry:

jebba
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. For filesystem type, perhaps you need to do:

Code:
mkdir /mnt/floppy
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy


Also, try a few different floppies. It seems that floppies go bad a lot, and people are usually using old ones because who on earth would buy new floppies? ;)

The floppy geometry thing sounds quite like a bad drive or bad media. Hmmmm...

-Jeff

Jason
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a load of new floppies (50 for like 5 these days) and I must say the reliability has been awesome. With them so cheap its worth getting some because they are always handy.
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