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 mounting a floppy
Author: Lane Holcombe 
Date:   23-09-01 18:50

I've been trying to mount a floppy for what seems like years. But I don't have /dev/rfd0 to issue fdformat against ...

So I use su and cd /dev and sh MAKEDEV all

and I get:
mknod: <device>: Operation not permitted
/sbin/mknod <device>

where <device> is about a hundred or so standard devices, including rfd0, da0, ad0, wd1s1, etc.

What's going on here? Why is root not permitted to use mknod in /dev?

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 Re: mounting a floppy
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   23-09-01 21:29

What version of FreeBSD? What security level, if any, is specified in /etc/rc.conf?

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 Re: mounting a floppy
Author: Gene De Roule 
Date:   24-03-02 21:13

I am using FreeBSD 4.4-RELEASE. All I did was:

mkdir /floppy

then

mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /floppy

works fine for me.

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 Re: mounting a floppy
Author: grose 
Date:   23-03-06 05:26

After I mount if I then unmount and change the files on my windows computer then remount the floppy it still shows the old files - they are stuck in cache - how do I tell it to get the new files from the floppy? I remember there is a command for this but I havent used it in a few years

Thanks

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