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Bug 80949 - Linux formatted floppy disks will not mount.
Linux formatted floppy disks will not mount.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mount (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-01-02 14:28 EST by John R Leddy
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:59 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-28 12:13:02 EDT
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Description John R Leddy 2003-01-02 14:28:34 EST
Description of problem: Linux formatted floppy disks will not mount.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: Format floppy disk for linux and use as normal.

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Actual results: Floppy disk fails to mount.
Expected results: Floppy disk to mount.

Additional info:
Comment 1 John R Leddy 2003-01-02 14:36:36 EST
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/fd0,
or too many mounted file systems


Mount error
Nautilus was unable to mount the floppy drive.
The floppy is probably in a format that cannot be mounted.


[****@localhost_****]$ mtools
                     $ mdir
init A: sector size too big
Cannot initialise 'A:'
Comment 2 John R Leddy 2003-01-03 06:41:20 EST
Seems to me I might have duplicated a report at bug74080.
Comment 3 John R Leddy 2003-01-04 06:25:38 EST
Is this a contributing factor for Nilmoni's problem at bug75030 ?
Comment 4 Stephen Tweedie 2003-01-06 08:14:37 EST
This report needs more information (lots more).  What sort of filesystem did you
try to format it as --- FAT, ext2, something else?  What program did you use to
format it?  What do you mean by "use as normal" --- there are many different
ways to mount a disk?
Comment 5 Stephen Tweedie 2003-07-28 12:13:02 EDT
Closed after 6 months with no response to a request for information.  Please
reopen if you can supply more details.

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