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> Mount: Special Device /def/fd0 Error, mounting error?
post Nov 29 2005, 10:09 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Hi all im new to this whole linux thing and i just installed 'Navyn OS' on my side computer.

Everything seems ok, till i get this:
*Starting local...
mount: special device /dev/fd0 does not exist
*failed to start loca.

*Error: Problem starting needed service.
* "splash" was not started.

then it all like: This is localhost.(none) (linux i686 2.6.9-gentoo-r9) 19:02:57
and i can log in, but i dont know how to fix whatever this problem is.

i also noticed a thing in red when the computer was starting up saying: "you need to set /etc/hostname to a valid hostname"

im not sure if that is the cause of this problem.

I had read that maybe it was my fstab file, which i figured out how to view but have no idea how to edit it. here is what it is set to:
/dev/hda1 / ext3 noatime 0 1
/dev/hda5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/cdrooms/cdrom0/mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto, users,ro 0 0
#/dev/cdrooms/cdrom0/mnt/dvdrom udf noauto, users,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto, users 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
tmpfs / tmpfs defaults 0 0

Any help on this problem will be greatly appreciated. thank you
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post Dec 5 2005, 12:46 AM
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Its GNU/

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To set your hostname, just type:

hostname hostnameyouwant

As for the /dev/fd0 problem, I've never seen that before. Do you have fd0 listed in your /dev directory?

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