Mounting DOS discettes in FC4
uno at webworks.se
Sun Jun 26 12:01:01 UTC 2005
I have problem mounting MS-DOS discettes from Gnome. The discettes are
handled by an USB discette unit from Acer.
The unit seams to be recognized when connected, as the drive makes some
sounds indicating that it is trying to read the discette, and the Gnome
icon in the Computer folder changes to a disk with an USB stick.
However, when I double click the disk it refuses to mount. The error
dialog tells me that it need to know the file system type.
The same thing happens from the command line if I do
mount /dev/sda /mnt
but if I do
mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mount
everything works fine.
I do have vfat listed in /etc/filesystems, so why do I need to specify
the filesystem type?
Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong, or is this a bug?
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