> REQ: help, simply mounting MSDOS floppy!
> Okie doke. I guess this will take a while, before I can learn what
> you guys do instinctively. But, I'm just trying to mount the silly
> floppy, darn it! Probably a 10-year-old could advise me on this one,
> So, in RedHat v 7.1, using Gnome, I go into the console. If what I
> think I see makes sense, I need to CD down to the root before the
> mount location is read by the system (I am not yet up on relative path
> here...). In any case, when I do "fdisk -l", it doesn't show the
> floppy. So I do this:
> mount -t msdos fd0 /dev/floppy
> I had looked in File System and found a directory called /dev/floppy
> and figured that would be a great place to mount the floppy. But I
> get the response:
> "mount point /dev/floppy does not exist"
> So, frustrated, I next try this (figuring that /dev does exist):
> mount -t msdos fd0 /dev
> And it responds with this:
> "special device fd0 does not exist"
> So, I try with fd1, fd2, fd3, fd4, fd5, fd6, none of which apparently
> Do I need to have a floppy in the drive as the system starts?
You appear to be guessing at what to do.Quote:> What am I doing right and wrong here?
It isn't a directory, it is a link.Quote:> And, why does /dev/floppy directory not exist when I can clearly see it
> in File System?
You need a directory to mount the floppy to. The standard would be [if
you only have one floppy]:
If these directories do not exist, you need to make them. They should
be: root:root 777
The command is:
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy