Subject: Re: System freeze when accessing floppy disk
To: Julio Merino <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/24/2002 22:33:59
On Sat, 22 Jun 2002, Julio Merino wrote:

> Hello
> yesterday I had a system freeze when I tried to access a floppy disk
> using ext2. Let me explain first the situation.
> This is i386. My floppy drive was unconfigured in the BIOS (I didn't
> noticed it until several tries to access the disk). I took a floppy
> which contained grub with an ext2 filesystem and I did:
> mount -t ext2fs /dev/fd0c /mnt

Uhm, for floppies, the letters indicate the density to use. "a" is what
the bios supplies, and the others force a format.

"c" is the 1.2 MB 5.25" diskette format, which doesn't sound right for
your hardware. man fdc will explain more.

> (fd0a didn't work because unconfigured bios). This went ok, though
> when I did:
> ls /mnt

Take care,