dumb floppy drive
hey all, i need to backup some work from this comp before i switch from redhat to slack. However, i've discovered that when i try and mount my floppy drive i get:
mount: can't find floppy in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
it also fails to find them during bootup, the error is somthing like:
cannot fstab /dev/fd0 [FAILED]
things to check: 1) that ur floppy cable is pulgged in properly inside the computer. type and check that fd0 shows up here
try typing instead of jsut floppy. mount only seems to work for me when im either in the /mnt directory or with the /mnt/ in fornt of the drive.
going by the not detected message during boot i would guess its either not plugged in or broken.
The cables seem fine, so i guess i need a new drive.
But first, in /dev i have lots of things that start with fd0, for example:
but nothing that lists just as fd0
is that normal?
My guess was that fd0 doesnt exist becuase it couldnt be fstat-ed at bootup, but i just wanted to check.
Check the man page for the fd device (man 4 fd).
The number tagged on to the end just specifies the capacity of the fd device.
eg /dev/fd0h1440 has a capacity of 1440K (the standard size of a most floppies).
The most you can get onto a floppy is 1743K.
Do you really not have it?! Then run this (as root):
Or are you using devfs?
mknod /dev/fd0 b 2 0