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[SLUG] Re: mount floppy prob
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- Subject: [SLUG] Re: mount floppy prob
- From: Angus Lees <gusl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Jul 24 22:42:23 2000
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On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 11:38:27AM +1000, Dave Fitch wrote:
> Steve Kowalik <stevenk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > On Fri, 21 Jul 2000, Shera wrote:
> > > fstab
> > > /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy ext2 noauto, owner 0 0
> can you put "auto" instead of ext2 and it works it out? not sure.
yes, "auto" tries any filesystems listed in /etc/filesystems, then
whatever else the kernel knows about. since i tend to have everything
other than ext2 as a module (and thus, the kernel doesn't necessarily
"know" about them), i list vfat, ext2, minix, msdos in
> I also add "user" to the options to allow non-root users to mount
also very useful.
another one i saw someone use recently for floppies was "sync", just
in case someone gets trigger happy with the eject button.
> > 2. mount floppy won't work, you need to specify a directory to mount, so
> > "mount /mnt/floppy' will do it
> which I find annoying (and more typing) so I create /cdrom and
> /floppy (or /cd and /fd) and edit the fstab appropriately.
just for interests sake, debian defaults to using /floppy and /cdrom
and these /etc/fstab lines:
/dev/fd0 /floppy auto defaults,noauto,user 0 2
/dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 defaults,noauto,user,ro 0 0