How do I mount my LS-120 (SuperDisk) Drive?

How do I mount my LS-120 (SuperDisk) Drive?

Post by Dominic Ts » Mon, 19 Jul 1999 04:00:00



I am currently having difficulties in mounting the LS-120 (SuperDisk) Drive.

I am using Red Hat Linux 6.0. The systems freeze (few seconds) when I
attempted to mount the drive using "Linuxconf" under GNOME environment. The
error message is "command too long" (something like that).

Can anyone give me any ideas?

dom

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How do I mount my LS-120 (SuperDisk) Drive?

Post by Jason Cliffor » Mon, 19 Jul 1999 04:00:00



> I am currently having difficulties in mounting the LS-120 (SuperDisk) Drive.

> I am using Red Hat Linux 6.0. The systems freeze (few seconds) when I
> attempted to mount the drive using "Linuxconf" under GNOME environment. The
> error message is "command too long" (something like that).

> Can anyone give me any ideas?

LS120 drives are seen by the system in a manner almost identical to hard
drives. They are numbered /dev/hd? as are hard drives.

Therefore to mount one you simple execute the command:

mount -t ext2 /dev/hdd /mnt/floppy
         ^^^^        ^

this example assumes that you have an ext2 filesystem on the drive. If you
have a Win95 filesystem there you would specify `vfat', and also assumes
that the LS120 is the slave on your secondary IDE channel.

Jason Clifford                                  http://www.dlsl.demon.co.uk/
          ** Specialist Linux Consultancy and Support Services **
           **** Linux Workstation Server and Laptop Systems ****

 
 
 

1. mount LS-120 Superdisk?

can anyone tell me or point me to some docs about mounting a LS-120
Superdisk?  the disks were formatted through Windows or they came
formatted out of the box, the Superdisk drive came with the computer and i
don't want it to collect dust in Linux.

i've added in the ide-floppy module to a 2.2.14 kernel with the command:
insmod /lib/modules/2.2.14/block/ide-floppy.o

i've added in entries to the fstab file.  i've got the harddrive on hda,
CD-ROM a hdc, a floppy at fd0, i think the LS-120 is at fd1, i guess
there's nothing at hdb (where i thought the LS-120 would be) because
that covers all of the drives that i have.

when i try mounting fd1 as vfat, msdos, umsdos or auto, mount give me
the same response :
"mount: block device /dev/fd1 is write-protected, mounting read-only"
and then after 30 seconds or so :
"mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/fd1,
       or too many mounted file systems"

i do have a Superdisk in the drive while issuing this command.  after putting
the disk into the drive there's no way to get it back out unless i shutdown,
because the eject button stops responding.

what am i missing?  is there are daemon or some kind of driver?  do i need
to recompile the kernel?  is there any documentation out there? (i looked on
LDP and other sites.)

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