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Bug 80949 - Linux formatted floppy disks will not mount.
Summary: Linux formatted floppy disks will not mount.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mount
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-02 19:28 UTC by John R Leddy
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-07-28 16:13:02 UTC

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Description John R Leddy 2003-01-02 19:28:34 UTC
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.

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

Additional info:

Comment 1 John R Leddy 2003-01-02 19:36:36 UTC
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 11:41:20 UTC
Seems to me I might have duplicated a report at bug74080.

Comment 3 John R Leddy 2003-01-04 11:25:38 UTC
Is this a contributing factor for Nilmoni's problem at bug75030 ?

Comment 4 Stephen Tweedie 2003-01-06 13:14:37 UTC
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 16:13:02 UTC
Closed after 6 months with no response to a request for information.  Please
reopen if you can supply more details.

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