Why can't I access my floppy disk?

Loren M. Lang lorenl at alzatex.com
Wed Feb 23 10:09:13 GMT 2005

On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 08:39:24PM +0100, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC writes:
> > Why would you want to mount an MSDOS floppy on a server?
> In order to copy a raw file image to the floppy.

Do you mean install a 1440k floppy image onto a disk or just copy a file
smaller than 1440k onto the msdos fs of an already formatted floppy.
The latter should be ok even at securelevel 3, but the former can't
because that would mean open /dev/fd0 for writing other than a mount.

> > That reduces the security and stability of your server
> Not really. See above. The intent is not to leave the floppy permanently
> mounted; I only needed to copy a raw diskette image to the floppy (a
> boot floppy for FreeBSD, as it happens). As it happens, I found a way to
> do it under Windows, so the problem is solved.
> -- 
> Anthony
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