I have a floppy disk that doesn't work and I don't understandwhy

Jeff Silverman jeffs at kant.ee.washington.edu
Fri Jul 13 11:43:55 PDT 2001


"'Robin' R. Battey" wrote:

>

> I get this problem when I try to mount a vfat floppy as e2fs. Try this

> command instead:

>

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

>

> Or, put this line in /etc/fstab and do "mount /mnt/floppy":

>

> /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy vfat noauto,owner 0 0

>

> Cheers!

> -robin

>

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That doesn't seem to be the problem:


cowiche!jeffs 1 > sudo mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
Password:
mount: /dev/fd0 has wrong major or minor number
cowiche!jeffs 2 >


Interesting idea, however. Any others?


Many thanks,


Jeff






>

> On Thu, 12 Jul 2001, Jeff Silverman wrote:

>

> > I run MAKEDEV and it doesn't work. Now what?

> >

> > cowiche!root 22# /dev/MAKEDEV -v fd0

> > create fd0 b 2 0 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0d360 b 2 4 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0h1200 b 2 8 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0D360 b 2 12 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0D720 b 2 16 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0h360 b 2 20 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0h720 b 2 24 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0H1440 b 2 28 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0E2880 b 2 32 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0CompaQ b 2 36 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0H360 -> fd0D360

> > create fd0H720 -> fd0D720

> > create fd0h1440 b 2 40 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0H1680 b 2 44 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0h410 b 2 48 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0H820 b 2 52 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0h1476 b 2 56 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0H1722 b 2 60 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0h420 b 2 64 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0H830 b 2 68 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0h1494 b 2 72 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0H1743 b 2 76 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0h880 b 2 80 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0D1040 b 2 84 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0D1120 b 2 88 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0h1600 b 2 92 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0H1760 b 2 96 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0H1920 b 2 100 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0E3200 b 2 104 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0E3520 b 2 108 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0E3840 b 2 112 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0H1840 b 2 116 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0D800 b 2 120 root:floppy 660

> > create fd0H1600 b 2 124 root:floppy 660

> > cowiche!root 23# mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

> > mount: /dev/fd0 has wrong major or minor number

> > cowiche!root 24# mount /dev/fd0H1440 /mnt/floppy

> > mount: /dev/fd0H1440 has wrong major or minor number

> > cowiche!root 25#

> >

> > Do I have a fundemental hardware problem or is there something else

> > going on?

> >

> >

> > Many thanks,

> >

> >

> > Jeff

> >

> >

> >

> > --

> > Jeff Silverman, sysadmin for the Research Computing Systems (RCS)

> > University of Washington, School of Engineering, Electrical Engineering

> > Dept.

> > Box 352500, Seattle, WA, 98125-2500 FAX: (206) 221-5264 Phone (206)

> > 543-9378

> > jeffs at rcs.ee.washington.edu http://rcs.ee.washington.edu/~jeffs

> >


--
Jeff Silverman, sysadmin for the Research Computing Systems (RCS)
University of Washington, School of Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Dept.
Box 352500, Seattle, WA, 98125-2500 FAX: (206) 221-5264 Phone (206)
543-9378
jeffs at rcs.ee.washington.edu http://rcs.ee.washington.edu/~jeffs


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