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Re: Unable to use floppy dirve



On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 17:24:08 -0400
"Jeffrey D. Yuille" <jeffy5 optonline net> took out a #2 pencil and
scribbled:

> Hello,
> 
>       I have not used my floppy drive in a long time.  However,
> when I did a recent clean install of Fedora Core 5 and had to
> copy a file to a floppy, the drive did not appear on the
> desktop.  I had put the floppy into the drive and the system does
> not seem to recognize that there is a floppy there.  There is no
> floppy icon, nothing.  I also see that I have the same problem on
> my laptop (which has Fedora Core 5 installed on it also). 
> 
>      Doesn't anyone know how to correct this situation?  It seems
> that the system is not recognizing the floppy dirve at all.
> 
> Jeff
> 

Did you attempt to mount the floppy drive?

sudo mount /dev/fd0 (assuming that your floppy is fd0 of course)

What happens when you attempt this. Is the floppy already
formatted? You may need to pass the FS to mount, but it may pick it
up on its own.

HTH

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Alex White
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