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  1. #1

    Mounting a floppy

    I need to mount a floppy, so I followed the information in the manual:

    mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

    it examined the drive for a few seconds and told me that I had to specify a file system.

    So I did a man, and found that to specfy a file system you use -t <system> so I typed

    mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

    and it immediately (without accessing the disk) tells me:

    mount point /mnt/floppy does not exist.

    How do I mount a floppy (and any clue as to how I format it would be nice).

    Also, why is everything one tries to do in Linux such an almighty production? I've been using micros for a quarter of a century, and this is the first time I've had to do anything other than put the disk in the drive.

    I wouldn't mind if the documentation was accurate and worked, but if things have to be done in such a obtuse fashion, couldn't they be documented properly?

  2. #2
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    It means that the directory '/mnt/floppy' doesn't exist, you can create it with:
    mkdir /mnt/floppy
    then you can rerun the same command, although you may want to use '-t msdos', I think that's right, though if vfat works, by all means, that's the way to go.

  3. #3
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    try the following:
    mkdir /mnt/floppy
    mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
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