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  Using and Customizing Knoppix
Subject:   mount: you must specify the filesystem type
Date:   2003-12-27 22:04:58
From:   anonymous2
You instruction
# mount /dev/loop0 /mnt/floppy/
fails with:
mount: you must specify the filesystem type


What type should I use for a loop device?


Patrick
p at patrick.net

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  • mount: you must specify the filesystem type
    2003-12-30 12:10:00  anonymous2 [View]

    yes you have to pass an option to the mount command telling it to mount it as the loopdevice. type this

    mount -o loop /dev/loop0 /mnt/floppy

    zaeem at linux dot net dot pk
    • mount: you must specify the filesystem type
      2005-04-03 21:11:56  Johncc [View]

      Doesn't seem to work for me:

      root@on6jc:/cd# mount -o loop /dev/loop0 /mnt/floppy/
      mount: you must specify the filesystem type

      (the losetup was accepted without problem)

      Also, there is no boot.img on the 3.7 Knoppix disk. I suspect it's the largest file - called KNOPPIX. (that's the one I losetup'd)

      John
    • mount: you must specify the filesystem type
      2004-01-22 01:40:02  mvitero [View]

      what should be the option for this instruction:

      # mount /dev/fd0/ /mnt/floppy/

      it has the same error as
      mount: you must specify the filesystem type