Re: asmounter + DOS floppy

Ricardo Bonon (
Mon, 24 May 1999 18:55:09 -0300

On Mon, 24 May 1999, Coplan wrote about Re: asmounter + DOS floppy
>More than likely you have .asmounter set up correctly, as it references
>the /etc/fstab file.  I would check the /etc/fstab file:
>/dev/fd0    /mnt/floppy vfat defaults 0 0
>if you use windows95, I would select vfat type...and more than likely
>it'll work most of the time (if your kernel supports this).  Anyhow, if
>you also use ext2 disks, you need to create a separate mount point for
>those types of disks.  ASMounter will reference by the mount point and not
>by the device.  WARNING:  This may cause problems if you want to mount
>automatically by a short command-line (mount /dev/fd0).  Though I havn't
>tried this.

In this case, one could use different fd devices for each type of filseystem. I
use /dev/fd0 for ext2 and /dev/fd0H1440 for vfat floppies (just to avoid

Thanks Coplan, I could get those DOS stuff mounted OK. I haven't figured out
that asmounter referenced by mount point and not by device. Maybe this could
be clearer in future versions of documentation.


Ricardo Bonon
Polymer Processing and Rheology Group
Materials Engineering Department
Sao Carlos Federal University

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