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  1. #1

    Ubuntu LiveCD and Floppies

    A problem here with the Ubuntu livecd and mounting the floppy drive.

    It didn't detect the floppy drive which is cleary their, so after trying "mount /dev/fd0" my friend got the return messege " mount: can't find /dev/fd0 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab"

    What did we do wrong here?

  2. #2
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    May 2004
    If there was an entry in /etc/fstab for /dev/fd0, it would tell Linux where you want to mount it. Since you don't have that entry (apparently), then you need to be more explicit. Try:
    mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
    For that to work, there should be a /floppy subdirectory under the /mnt directory. If there isn't, you can add one like this:
    mkdir /mnt/floppy
    You don't have to mount it there and you don't have to call the subdirectory "floppy". You just need to name it so Linux knows where you want to "mount /dev/fd0" and the "mountpoint" (where you mount it) must exist and have write permissions for whoever issues the command.

    If you had the system installed to a hard drive, you could edit /etc/fstab to make things easier, but there isn't much point there running from a liveCD unless you need to mount several floppies before re-booting.
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