Subject: can't mount msdos fs on floppy anymore
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jukka Salmi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/20/2007 15:20:14
I just noticed that I can't mount msdos file systems on floppy disks
anymore. I do this about once a year, so I don't know when it stopped
working... However, it fails on a 4.99.8 system while it still works
fine with 3.2_STABLE (both NetBSD/i386):
$ uname -sr
$ sudo mount -t msdos /dev/fd0a /mnt/tmp
mount_msdos: /dev/fd0a on /mnt/tmp: Inappropriate ioctl for device
5936 1 mount_msdos CALL mount(0x8049222,0xbfbfebee,0,0xbfbfe964)
5936 1 mount_msdos NAMI "/mnt/tmp"
5936 1 mount_msdos NAMI "/dev/fd0a"
5936 1 mount_msdos RET mount -1 errno 25 Inappropriate ioctl for device
The floppy drive seems to be ok, e.g. fdformat(1) works fine.
Furthermore creating a ffs on the floppy and mounting it succeeds.
Any hints what could cause this problem?
$ ((RANDOM%6)) || rm -rf ~