That's strange - I get errors as soon as I try and do this, before the
filesystem is even available.
Perhaps the updates from mounting the floppy aren't being written out to
the actual media until you try to unmount it - some kind of caching
What happens if you try to touch a file on the (incorrectly) writeable
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Lahaye" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: mount & umount read-only floppy: unmount failed:
Input/output error ??
> Rob <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > So did you put a write-protected floppy in, and try and mount it
> > read/write?
> > That's not going to work....
> I would agree, if the mount didn't work. But that's what I
> tried to point out.
> As it is now, the trouble arises from the fact that you actually
> CAN read/write mount a read/only-floppy. No complaints from the
> mount command.
> However, you can't umount it anymore! So you're stuck and it
> is mounted for-ever! Unless, you take the floppy out, change it
> to read/write, put it back in the drive and do the umount again.
> Why does mount not check the read/write of the floppy?
> And if it doesn't, for some reason, why then all of a sudden
> umount does check for the read/write thing?
> PS: this is with FreeBSD 4.8
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