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    Mount floppy


    I have loaded FreeBSD on a machine to try it out. I am having trouble mounting the floppy drive. There does not appear to be a line for it in fstab and the mnt directory is empty. What do I need to do?
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    Re: Mount floppy

    Quote Originally Posted by copycon
    I have loaded FreeBSD on a machine to try it out. I am having trouble mounting the floppy drive. There does not appear to be a line for it in fstab and the mnt directory is empty. What do I need to do?
    This is quoted from http://www.freebsddiary.org/floppy.php:

    You might have seen the article on quickly mounting the CD-ROM. Well, here's one for your floppy. First, create a mount point for your floppy:

    mkdir /fdd

    Then add this line to you /etc/fstab file:

    /dev/fd0 /fdd ufs rw,noauto 0 0

    With such a line, you can mount/unmount your fdd with just the following commands:

    mount /fdd
    umount /fdd
    Tell me if it works.

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    it worked in that it tries to mount the drive then I get this error
    Code:
    mount: /dev/fd0 on /fdd: incorrect super block
    I am thinking that the file system is not listed correctly should it be listed as FAT instead of ufs. Or does BSD not recognize FAT and do I need to do a
    Code:
    mkfs -t ufs /dev/fd0
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    Quote Originally Posted by copycon
    it worked in that it tries to mount the drive then I get this error
    Code:
    mount: /dev/fd0 on /fdd: incorrect super block
    I am thinking that the file system is not listed correctly should it be listed as FAT instead of ufs. Or does BSD not recognize FAT and do I need to do a
    Code:
    mkfs -t ufs /dev/fd0
    Ah, try
    Code:
    mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /fdd

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    What I did was change the line that I added to fstab from ufs to msdos now it mounts perfectly with the command:
    Code:
    mount /fdd
    Thasnk you for the direction that is exactly what I needed.
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    I just tired the following it worked fine

    mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /fdd

    However you will need to mount and unmount for every floppy you put into it

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    more on bsd floppy action

    fdformat -f 1440 /dev/fd0
    newfs_msdos /dev/fd0

    this is how i prepare a floppy for use in the transfer of files to a windows machine. i don't know if it is required to specify block size argument at tail of fdformat string; bs=36. or 1024. i still aint fully up to snuff on that. maybe somebody could help me out with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sether
    Quote Originally Posted by copycon
    it worked in that it tries to mount the drive then I get this error
    Code:
    mount: /dev/fd0 on /fdd: incorrect super block
    I am thinking that the file system is not listed correctly should it be listed as FAT instead of ufs. Or does BSD not recognize FAT and do I need to do a
    Code:
    mkfs -t ufs /dev/fd0
    Ah, try
    Code:
    mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /fdd
    mount -t msdos /dev/fd0a /floopy is how i do it

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    heh heh...hmmm. hmm hmm heh!

    He said "floopy"! huh huh, uh yeah....floopy


    FLOOOPY!

    hehe heh heh!

    hmm!

    floopy! floopy! floopy!!
    ARRRRRR!


    um. shut up!




    or something...

    hmmm hmm
    brrr-aaa-aa-wrr
    SMACK!

    AAHHH!

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    Re: heh heh...hmmm. hmm hmm heh!

    Quote Originally Posted by bsdunix
    He said "floopy"! huh huh, uh yeah....floopy


    FLOOOPY!

    hehe heh heh!

    hmm!

    floopy! floopy! floopy!!
    ARRRRRR!


    um. shut up!




    or something...

    hmmm hmm
    brrr-aaa-aa-wrr
    SMACK!

    AAHHH!
    um...?

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