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Location: Somewhere inside 9.9 million sq. km. Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
I tried my floppy, got the same results. So I edited /etc/fstab and added this :
# Entry for /dev/fd0 :
/dev/fd0 /home/cliff/mnt/floppy auto defaults 0 0
and made a mount point in my home folder to match.
Did a 'mount /dev/fd0' it mounted.
As for a data disk in sr0, I just stuck it in, it was detected, and mounted to /media. I have to believe automount has something to do with it. There is no entry in my fstab for /dev/sr0. I'm running Mandriva 2009.1 for what its worth...
Automount is not active in all system, as far as I know. If it is not active, creating a mount point, and an fstab entry should allow it to be mounted.
This is from dmesg after booting: sr0: scsi-1 drive
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
sr 2:0:1:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
This is from dmesg after inserting a cd: Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 0
Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 1
Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 2
Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 3
sr 2:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE,SUGGEST_OK
sr 2:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : Hardware Error [current]
sr 2:0:1:0: [sr0] Add. Sense: Logical unit communication CRC error (Ultra-DMA/32)
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0
This is odd since I used the CD to install the OS so I know it's not the hardware.