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Hi folks, Knoppix LiveCD 4.0.2 I encountered mounting floppy problem. # mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy Code: mount: mount point /mnt/floppy is a symbolic link to nowhere # ls -l /mnt/floppy Code: ...
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    Mounting floppy problem


    Hi folks,

    Knoppix LiveCD 4.0.2

    I encountered mounting floppy problem.

    # mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
    Code:
    mount: mount point /mnt/floppy is a symbolic link to nowhere
    # ls -l /mnt/floppy
    Code:
    lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 16 Jan 27 22:13 /mnt/floppy -> /mnt/auto/floppy
    # mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/auto/floppy
    Code:
    mount: mount point /mnt/auto/floppy does not exist
    # ls -l /mnt/auto/floppy
    Code:
    ls: /mnt/auto/floppy: No such file or directory
    Please advise how to mount floppy. TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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    You could try to mount it on another directory, such as just mounting it to /home or /mount.
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    Hi dylunio,

    # mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/
    mount: block device /dev/fd0 is write-protected, mounting read-only

    it works.

    # ls -l /mnt/floppy
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Feb 2 18:46 /mnt/floppy -> /mnt/auto/floppy

    Why the mount point /mnt/floppy is symlinked to /mnt/auto/floppy

    B.R.
    satimis

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