[Techtalk] mounting floppy hangs

Conor Daly c.daly at met.ie
Fri Mar 2 10:24:23 UTC 2007

On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 01:47:57AM -0800 or thereabouts, Maria McKinley wrote:
> Nevermind. I tried it again, and waited longer before trying to kill it, 
> and it finally complained it didn't know the file type. Neither do I, 
> actually. It's an etherboot image...

dd if=/dev/fd0 of=etherboot.img
mount -o loop etherboot.img /mount/point

That should work.  It may be that trying to mount the floppy doesn't expect
a hard disk type filesystem.  Hmm, I wonder would

mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /mount/point 


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