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Old 11-13-2002, 12:05 PM   #1
jolly_good2000
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Floppy drive acting strange (I'm trying to transfer files from linux to windows)


I'm having strange behavior on my floppy a: drive

I have a dual boot machine (windows xp and suse linux 8.1)

While logged in linux I put a file on the floppy disk. when I go into windows I can not see the file. When I go back to linux, the file is gone.

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Old 11-13-2002, 12:12 PM   #2
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I really dont know for sure but I wonder if it has something to do with the file sysytem linux uses to format the floppy.
 
Old 11-13-2002, 12:30 PM   #3
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It is a standard DOS formatted floppy? How are you mounting the floppy?
 
Old 11-13-2002, 01:11 PM   #4
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the floppy came pre-formated out of the box. I have used it before to transfer files between windows boxes. I've done nothing to try to re-format the floppy.

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Old 11-13-2002, 01:30 PM   #5
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How are you mounting the floppy?
 
Old 11-13-2002, 03:02 PM   #6
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mount floppy

do you mean mount the floppy drive?
I haven't done anything besides using the suse disks
to install 8.1 so what ever defaults it sets up.

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Old 11-14-2002, 05:17 PM   #7
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Re: mount floppy

Quote:
Originally posted by jolly_good2000
do you mean mount the floppy drive?
I haven't done anything besides using the suse disks
to install 8.1 so what ever defaults it sets up.

cheers
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every time u have I/O to a floppy disk, u need to mount the floppy , and when done u umount it. so u mount the floppy first, then u copy , then u umount
 
Old 11-14-2002, 05:57 PM   #8
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Try this command as root:
mount /mnt/floppy OR mount /dev/fd0
and then try access the floppy
Hope that helps!
 
Old 11-16-2002, 10:20 PM   #9
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mount /dev/fd0 does not work

mount /dev/fd0 does not work

I get this error

mount /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device

any other words of wisdom?

cheers
scott
 
Old 11-16-2002, 10:27 PM   #10
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here is the output (videocard still doesn't work though)

btw,
here is the output (video card still doesn't work though)




x1-6-00-e0-18-94-99-a3:~ # which switch2nv
/usr/bin/switch2nv
x1-6-00-e0-18-94-99-a3:~ # switch2nv
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Switching the use of "nvidia" driver of nVidia to "nv" driver of XFree86
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Creating symbolic links to the correct OpenGL library ... done
Patching /etc/X11/XF86Config ... done


x1-6-00-e0-18-94-99-a3:~ # reboot




cheers
scott
 
Old 11-19-2002, 09:32 AM   #11
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Re: mount /dev/fd0 does not work

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mount /dev/fd0 does not work

I get this error

mount /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device

any other words of wisdom?

cheers
scott

did u try mount /mnt/floppy ??
or mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy ?

try one of those 2
 
  


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