I am having problems with my floppy/cdrom too. I have windows 95 &
linux on my system. Sometime back I was able to access both the drives
from both the OS. I don't know what happened but all of a sudden they
When I try to mount a floppy in Linux (which I could earlier), I get:
I/O error dev 02 :00, sector 0
status = 10
fdc-busy = 1 etc etc.
When I try to mount a cdrom drive(with a cd in it), I get :
hdc : tray open or drive not ready
end-request : I/0 error dev 16:00 sector 64
isofs-read-super : bread failed
mount : wrong fs type, bad otpion, bad superblock on /dev/cdrom
or too many mounted systems.
In windows too, I get an empty cdrom drive listing & with the
floppy, I get 'A: not accessible'. Since both OS don't work, does it
mean it's a hardware glitch? I have checked the connections & they seem
ok. If anybody has an idea what's happening, I'd love to hear! Thanks
> >Can anyone help this newbie with this problem? The equiptment here
> >Celeron 400, Acer CDROM, 20 Gig HD, 64 MB RAM.
> >When I am in the Shell, I can both read and write to the floppy. (I
> >don't yet know the command to read the CDROM -- tried ls, but that
> >didn't work).
> >But when I am in Gnome, and I click on the Floppy icon, I am
> > mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/fd0 or
> > too many mounted filesystems
> >When I click on the CDROM Icon, I am prompted:
> > mount: the kernel does not recognize /dev/cdrom as a block device
> > (maybe "insmod driver")
> >This is actually a 're-install'. Apparently, the icons will work on
> >some installs and not on others. The Floppy icon did work on a
> >Any and all suggestions gratefully accepted.
> Firstly if you've mounted the devices at the comand line then
> started X, the device is already mounted.
> If there isn't a CD in the cdrom, it won't mount, and it won't
> mount a music CD, I think you need to specify a particular
> fstype. Put a data cd in the drive and
> mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom should work, it'll tell you
> that the drive is write protected and that it's been mounted
> read only.
> This all neads to be done in a terminal window.
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