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floppyfss

Hi

What does floppyfss stand for? When I plug in my external harddrive, and type mount on the command line I see:
/dev/sdb1 on /media/DISK type subfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,sync,fs=floppyfss,procuid)

What does floppyfss stand for? Sometimes when I plugin my external harddrive I see fs=ntfs instead. I suppose it's trying to say my external hard drive is Windows filesystem. But what about floppyfss? When should I see this - for which filesystem does it stand for?

Thanks
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LuckyLucks
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prashsaxCommented:
The subfs allows linux to determine which fs to use when it reads the cd or
floppy. The various subfs types (like cdfss and floppyfss) perform the fs
selection as needed.
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Rick HobbsRETIREDCommented:
floppyfss=floppy file system
ntfs=nt file system
cdfss=CDROM file system
jfss=journalized file system
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LuckyLucksAuthor Commented:
If the external harddrive mounts as  floppyfss, how can I tell if it was originally a Windows or Mac or Linux filesystem.
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Rick HobbsRETIREDCommented:
If is says fs=ntfs at some point, it was, more than likely, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or other "NT" type operating system.
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Rick HobbsRETIREDCommented:
Glad I could be of assistance.  Thanks!
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