Stephen Hilton nospam at
Thu Sep 4 05:49:43 PDT 2003

On Thu, 4 Sep 2003 08:48:58 +0100 (BST)
Florin Betivoiu <flow_of_rhin at> wrote:

> Hi,
>      I'm trying to mount a floppy and not having much success... I don't
> know what it is wrong that I do, cause on the same machine (but on
> Linux) everything is fine. Below is my kernel configuration file, my dmesg
> and the error I get when I try to mount. Please help!


Much better to use mtools. As root with your Internet connection running:

# cd /usr/ports/emulators/mtools
# make install clean

After install:

# man mtools

Will get you operation instructions.

A mounted MSDOS floppy that developes a "disk error" can cause a 
perfectly healthy FreeBSD system to crash, with mtools this possible 
crash will not happen :-)


Stephen Hilton
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