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Using Debian 'Sarge' with 2.6.8-2-k7 kernel Code: /dev/hda1 / reiserfs notail 0 1 /dev/hda5 none swap sw 0 0 /dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0 /dev/hdd /media/cdrom1 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 ...
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    Still asking for filesystem even when fstab is set to 'auto'


    Using Debian 'Sarge' with 2.6.8-2-k7 kernel

    Code:
    /dev/hda1       /               reiserfs notail          0       1
    /dev/hda5       none            swap    sw              0       0
    /dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
    /dev/hdd        /media/cdrom1   iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
    /dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
    /dev/sda        /media/usb0     auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
    I have a floppy disk that is already formatted as fat16 and when I tried to mount it (mount /media/floppy0) it kept saying "you must specify the file system"

    I shouldn't have to if the filesystem is set to 'auto', right?

    I even tried using mount -t vfat /media/floppy0

    What is the problem?

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    My guess is that either the floppy is corrupted (can you read it on another machine?) or your system doesn't support the filesystem that is written to the floppy (did you format it on your system?) Have you written to the disk since it was formatted and if so, with what command?
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    Another possibility is that your floppy drive or cable is broken. When almost every floppy fails that could be the cause as well. Happened to me a while ago.

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    Doh!... you're right. My disk is corrupted and it is only 2 days old.

    Oh well, thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExCIA
    Doh!... you're right. My disk is corrupted and it is only 2 days old.

    Oh well, thanks guys.
    Your floppy disk is corrupted, that happens all the time.
    I have had brand new floppies fresh out of the box, not work, in Linux or Windows.
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