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Old 11-25-2001, 04:46 PM   #1
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Failing to mount floppy - Mandrake 8.1

This is a new install - dual boot with 98SE so know the FDD is good but having trouble mounting it - there is a disk in the drive.

I had a similar problem mounting the CDROM but that solution is not working here.

Thanks for any help.
Old 11-25-2001, 04:59 PM   #2
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well what are you trying to do? how are you attempting to do it?? info is useful...

at a terminal type
mount /mnt/floppy

and that should do it.
Old 11-25-2001, 05:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. Meanwhile, I posted the same ? on another board and got this reply, which worked:

"Open a terminal in Linux, type su and after you hit the enter, type in the root password. cd / to get to the root window, type in mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy and hit enter. if you get no error messages, you will be able to cd /mnt/floppy to view the file. If that works, type cp pengaol* /home/(your directory) and you will have a copy of it in your home directory. cd /home/(your directory) and check for it there by typing ls and hitting enter. If it is there, type rpm -i pen* and see if it know how to use wildcards. If it does, it's installed."

Although my basic ? was how to mount the FDD my goal was to move an RPM from A: to Mandrake and install Pengaol to enable an AOL connection. Well, it is installed but connection not quite configured correctly yet. If it works, I will record every step, including the d/l site, and start a new thread about AOL + Linux. Don't hold your breath. AOL sez it can't be done. LOL


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