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Re: [vox-tech] mount question


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] mount question
  • From: Henry House <hajhouse@houseMAPSag.com>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 04:13:01 -0800
  • References: 20010125223939.A1673@dirac.org
  • References: Pine.LNX.4.21.0101261310560.15793-100000@mirimichi.pvusa.localnet

On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 01:17:16PM -0800, jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Jan 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> 
> > every so often, i have trouble mounting a floppy.  it defies me:
> > 
> > # grep floppy /etc/fstab
> > /dev/fd0        /floppy       auto    defaults,user,noauto,exec    0      0
> > # mount /floppy
> > mount: you must specify the filesystem type
> > # mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /floppy/
> > #
> > 
> > so i show that the fs type of fd0 is "auto",  but yet i need to specify the
> > fs type to mount the floppy.
> 
> I have tried auto, and haven't had much luck, so my habit is to mount on
> fs-specific mountpoints (/dos/C, /dos/1680, /dos/1440, /mnt/e1440) or spec
> the filesystem type when I mount.  Maybe someone will get the urge and fix
> it someday... but I just go on with life.

Auto works reasonably for me, because of a little trick buried in the
mount(8) man page: create a file /etc/filesystems containing the names of
filesystem types on indovidual lines in the order you want them tried.

-- 
Henry House
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