[lug] Re: Superdisks and Linux - re an old chestnut ...

Ferdinand P. Schmid fschmid at archenergy.com
Wed Apr 5 12:13:09 MDT 2000

When I mount my superdisk (as /dev/hdc) it shows up with the appropriate
storage amount.  That means that with a floppy disk inserted it can
store 1.44 MB and with a superdisk inserted it can store 120 MB.  Of
course you need to unmount the drive before you can remove the media.

Linux does not show anything special about superdisks.  They don't get
identified as having any special file system...  I typically use vfat so
I can use long dos file names.  The mount command I would use looks like

mount -t vfat /dev/hdc /mnt/floppy

The mount command will fail if no media is inserted.

Hope this helps,

"Telfer, James John Drew - TELJJ001" wrote:

>  I hope that this isnt too intrusive - I found your address on a
> mailing list ...In Oct 1998, you posted a message explaining that you
> had got your superdisk running with no probs under linux. I was
> wondering if you could give me a quick hand by telling me just how you
> managed it. My ide superdisk is recognised as hdc, but I can only
> mount 1.44 media on it.Thanks and sorry if this is unwanted.James
> Telfer

Ferdinand Schmid
Architectural Energy Corporation
(303) 444-4149

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