[svlug] confusing 'mount' error

Driver, Diron ddriver at primephotonics.com
Mon Jan 13 10:42:03 PST 2003

Here it is. (logged in as root)

#mount /mnt/floppy
end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0
mount: /dev/fd0 has wrong major or minor number

#ls -l /dev/fd0
brw-rw----		1	diron	   floppy	2,	0 August 24	2000  /dev/fd0


-----Original Message-----
From: Breen Mullins [mailto:bpm at idiom.com] 
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 1:03 PM
To: Driver, Diron
Cc: svlug at lists.svlug.org
Subject: Re: [svlug] confusing 'mount' error

On Mon, 2003-01-13 at 09:11, Driver, Diron wrote:
> Hey all,
> I’m new to this group, but I really need some help with a confusing
> mount error.  I’m trying to mount the floppy device ‘/dev/fd0’ and
> mount keeps telling me that ‘/dev/fd0’ has wrong major or minor
> number. .. .   what the heck does this mean??  I don’t know how I
> screwed up the mount or device, but it looks ok in /dev.  All the
> access permissions look ok, how do I fix this???  Any help is greatly
> appreciated.

We'll probably find it easier to help if you send us

The mount command you used and the output
The output of 'ls -l /dev/fd*'

Cheers --

Breen Mullins
San Mateo, California

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