I have an external usb connected floppy drive that I cannot mount.#fdisk -1 does not show the drive, in my ignorance I thought that it being a usb it would be recognized the same as flash drives and my external usb ide hdd are recognized.The drive does work, I have tested it in windows computers.Does the floppy need special settings?This may be related or it may be another issue totally:The floppy is recognized in gparted although I cannot format the disc to fat16 or fat 32 as they are greyed out.
I am having a Promise TX4650 RAID controller & trying to create a driver floppy for installing the drivers. Also am using RHEL 5, I can create the driver floppy, but when I type "mount /dev/fd0 /media/floppy" I get error: "mount: mount point /media/floppy does not exist".Can I get the files in a format other than the ext2 floppy image, so that we do not need to use a floppy drive?There is a readme file inside the driver archive & you can use that as a reference.
Just installed 64 bit Squeeze on a new build system Athlon quad core 3 GHz and 4 GB of ddr3 in a Gygabyte GA-870A-UD3 rev 2.1 mobo and I can't mount the floppy disk. The onboard controller is an ITE IT8720 chip. The floppy is a generic internal drive - Sony I think.I know the hardware is ok as various versions of Puppy linux mount and unmount it ok and.When I saved I got the message "Unable to mount floppy dev/fd0 is not a valid block device" editing back and saving got "Unable to mount floppy0 dev/fd0 is not a valid block device".Can anyone point me in the right direction?
How do I configure my Debian installation to mount external USB drives to mount points based on the volume names of the drives? For instance, if I have a thumb drive with the volume name of "SWORDFISH," how do I have Linux mount it at /media/SWORDFISH? I'm aware that this can be setup in FSTAB, but that requires that I know the UUID of the device beforehand and that I take the time to set each external device up in FSTAB first. That does nothing for me when I have a thumb drive that has never been plugged into my computer before.
This seems to be setup by default in Ubuntu/Kubuntu, but is not working for me with a fresh installation of Debian Squeeze and KDE4. I've spent the past 2 hours Googling for a solution and have turned up nothing. UPDATE: My results are inconsistent. Sometimes Debian mounts devices to mount points based on the volume names, and other times it gives them generic mount points (e.g. /media/usb1).
Been using Ubuntu to extend the life of my hard drive. I'm not very familiar with the inner workings of Linux, but I know computers well.
My System: - Ubuntu 10.04, gnome environment. Dual boot XP.
Problem: - my external drive, WD essentials 2.2 TB, stopped working recently, about 6 months after installation of dual boot.
Facts: - still detected, though SMART does not detect it. - XP still detects it - cant access files though. * - Ubuntu now detects a floppy drive, which I do not have. - power still working. - have tried a few different USB cables. - happened around the time of several software updates. Maybe paranoia. - had trouble with music playback.
Hypothesis: - Drive is dying, cuz XP wont allow me in. * - Something happened and it rolled back the drivers on the External HD. - Somehow losing Voltage, though I dont know how. **
Have attempted: - Disabling Floppy from bios. - In Windows: disabling XP service pack 3, disabling Firewire 1394. - Different USB cables. ** - Disconnecting all USB devices, except External HD. **
I am working on an old PC and I am trying to mount a floppy disk. The disk is formatted as Fat12 with Quote: mkdosfs -F 12 /dev/fd0 Weather it auto mounts or I mount it with sudo mount Quote: /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0
it says it works fine, but if I add files to it,remove the disk and put it in another machine nothing is on the disk. The files I add to the disk just get added to /media/floppy0 as a normal directory. If I try to umount /dev/fd0 it says the device is not mounted, even directly after I mount it.
I am trying to mount an external USB hard drive. I'm using Debian Lenny 5. I tried to right-click on the hard drive and then select the mount command inside the gnome desktop environment but it gives me an error. Is there an easy way to mount and unmount this hard drive? The hard drive itself is formatted from the factory in NTFS. I'm going to leave it in this file format is a need to use it with Windows machines as well.
Is there something weird about the FLOPPY DRIVE on F12? Nothing associated with it works & I can't get an icon for it. Also the FLOPPY FORMATTER no longer works. (mine is an internal drive)- I had some really miner quirks with it in 10 but it worked. I had some workaround launchers that I used until an upgrade semi-fixed it. (It would give a false error that it couldn't run but did. I just ignored it.)
I tried to edit FSTAB to cure a problem of my BACKUP drive showing up twice*** so while I was in there I added the stuff for the floppy & it still doesn't work. If I try to mount it manually, I get the error that /dev/fd0 doesn't exist.I tried to find some info on it & it SEEMS that there MAY be a bug but I'm not sure as the info is a bit confusing as to just what version & such they are talking about. And there was also the problem that all the stuff seemed to be OLD or not related to my problem.I why I quite hacking at my system, is that all my workaround launchers & the formatter say that there are GNOME things missing & they can't run. So I figure that there is something missing or screwy already & that I'd better ask BEFORE I make things worse or actually break something.With the fact that floppies are about gone, it's getting to be not that big of a deal but I still find myself having to use them for repair purposes (albeit, not as much) & it gets to be a bit of a pain to fire up M$ just to do something like this.
*** It appears that the one in FSTAB was the one I needed, so where would the OTHER one be so I can get rid of it? Or at least make it auto mount.
error message:Unable to scan Floppy Drive for media changes Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
I have been trying to share folders from my main PC which is running Ubuntu 10.04. I have been able to figure out Samba enough to get my a couple of folders shared, but I have been unable to share any folders which are on my external harddrive. After entering the path in my smb.conf file they appear on the network but I am unable to navigate to them. When trying to navigate to them through the network folder on the pc they are actually connected to I get an "Unable to mount location: Failed to mount windows share" dialog box. On the windows pc I am trying to share with I get, "Windows cannot acces \Josh-Desktop ame of folder"
My smb.conf file looks like this:
That folders I cannot access are Music and Videos.
I am trying to configure my test Squeze install on an older PC with LXDE desktop, and I can't seem to find anything which would enable me to mount a floppy.Then I tried to use the konsole as root mount -w /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0
But although this device and this mount point exist, nothing is mounted. I double checked with various floppies which I know have data on them and none of them are being mounted. The umount command would I expect be umount /media/floppy0 /dev/fd0...I tried searching the web and this forum and didn't find anything helpful. Can anyone help?
I have a laptop with a floppy drive, and it works fine in Windows, but I'm not sure how to use it under Linux. It does not show up in PCmanFM, like my USB-harddrive, but I do have a /dev/fd0, so I tried:sudo mount /dev/fd0 /mntand then it complains about the file system not being specified, so I dosudo mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mntbut to no avail.
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 32: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
I get this when I try to mount this drive. I was working just fine and then when I tried to mount again to pull some data off It gave me an error. It is an internal hard sata hard drive hook up via usb with a usb to sata converter. Is there some kind of disk check i can do to find errors. There is data on there I would like to keep
I am the owner of a netbook (Namely, the Acer Aspire one.) With Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition. I also own a External Usb CD drive. My question is, how do I mount it? K3B seems to find it. Sound juicer doesn't. Rhythm-Box doesn't.
I am having problems mounting an iso on my external hard drive. I do not want to move it onto my linux partition because it is 3.6 GB. I have a directory made (/media/iso) that I would like to mount it in, but if that doesn't work then I don't care where it goes. After I mount it I want to be able to run it using Wine, but that will come later. For now I just need to get it mounted. And, of course, I am fairly new to linux/ubuntu.
I've been checking the Forums and I can't find anything similar to my problem yet. I have 2 external drives that my UBUNTU 9.10 doesn't recognize, although I can see them perfectly in Win XP.I was using them in Ubuntu until 2 weeks ago, when this problem started and I can't find a way to see/mount them again. GPARTED doesn't find any of them; and when aply fdisk -l, can't see them either (only my internal HD).
I'm having a problem with my external drive under Ubuntu 9.04. After a reboot Ubuntu seems no longer to mount the the 3 seperate partitions on my external drive. I've added some screenshots of my fstab file which i tried just to let Ubuntu mount my drives, without any results!Can someone help me? If more info is requered, please let me know.
I run 10.04 lucid in a laptop with EXT4 as filesystem, and I tried to mount an external hard drive from a Windows that, obviously, uses FAT32. Its the first time I try to mount a hard drive (external) since the upgrade to 10.04. Do I have to download some packages via synaptic? If not, what do I have to do?
Plus, I have run Code: sudo fdisk -l and this is what I get
I recently wiped and re-installed Ubuntu on my system Lenovo Thinkpak T510, now running 11.04. Before formatting my hard drive, I backed up all my information to an external USB Seagate FreeAgent Drive, which I reformatted to ext4 before copying my data there using a rsync command. After reinalling the operating system, I'm no longer able to get the drive to mount. I'm not quite sure what's going on. Here are the results of a fdisk command:
Code: $ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
I'm not able to mount the drive from my mac either. Did I do something wrong when backing up my data and loose everything (fortunately, most of it is also backed up elsewhere, just not all in a single place), or is there something else I can try to get it back?
Having issues while mounting my 1TB passport USB drive. When running this command....
Code: sudo mount /dev/sdc /mnt/WD/
I got this error: mount: you must specify the filesystem type I even tried adding the filesystem, which was or is ext4
Code: sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sdc /mnt/WD/ Getting a different error instead: Code: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
I should mention that this was working just a few hours ago. There was a power glitch and my Ubuntu headless server lost power. I turned it on and since then, I am getting this error. I would prefer not to format via GUI .... 1st because I have data there , 2nd, because I don't want to rely on a graphical interface but being able to fix this via terminal.
I have WD external 1TB USB 3.0 drive that I want to attach to a RHEL 5 computer. I don't want to format it to a FAT32 as I'm copyong over about 530GB of data. What is the easy to get the RHEL OS to recognize this drive? NTFS is not loaded on this system as I already checked.