> I have a 1.2 Meg floppy and wish to mount either a 1.2 disk or a 360K disk
> and am getting an error. I have Linux 1.0.9. I can successfully mount the
> 1.44 disk with: mount -t umsdos /dev/fd1 /mnt
> However this does not work on fd0 and I wish to load a DOS disk there. The
> error messages are:
> mount: wrong fs type, /dev/fd0 already mounted, /mnt busy, or other error
> Any ideas?
First, check that the disk isn't already mounted! (Type ls /mnt and see if
there are any files.) Also check that the disk has been formatted. Right,
idiot checks out of the way.
You may have to specify the media type specifically in the mount command.
if you type 'ls /dev/fd*' you will see a variety of floppy devices, like
/dev/fd0H1200 and so on. (I forget exactly what you get - try it yourself.)
So, to mount a 1.2MB floppy in /dev/fd0, try:
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0H1200 /mnt
If that doesn't work, check the drive is set up right in your BIOS. Can
you use it in DOS? Lastly, are you sure you want to use fs type umsdos?
I thought that only worked on hard disk devices... maybe not.