Re: asmounter + DOS floppy

Ricardo Bonon (prb@iris.ufscar.br)
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
misusing).

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.

Bye.  

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