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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 ...
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- 03-12-2005 #1
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- Feb 2005
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?
- 03-12-2005 #2
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- Dec 2004
- Rockin' in the USA!!!
It means that the directory '/mnt/floppy' doesn't exist, you can create it with:
- 03-12-2005 #3