how to mount my floppy?

Malcolm Kay malcolm.kay at
Tue Aug 19 05:31:09 PDT 2003

On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 17:56, zd wrote:
> hi:
> when i tried to use the command "mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /floppy" to mount
> the floppy,
> the system showed "block devices reqired".i went to /dev,and found that
> there is no
> device /fd0,but a directory /dev/fd with three files named 0,1,and 2 in

/dev/fd contains connects to file descriptors -- no direct connection with 

If you are running FBSD 5.x then I don't know how you fix the problem;
but for 4.x you need to execute /dev/MAKEDEV to create devices that are 
somehow missing. For example:
# cd /dev
#./ MAKEDEV fd0

If it happens to be an ATAPI floppy then it will not be fd0 but afd0.

> it.also,in the
> file /etc/fstab,i couldn`t see the device /dev/fd0 .is possible
> that,freebsd does not
> found my floppy?

# dmesg
should tell you whether the floppy drive is found -- or at least the interface 
for it.


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