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Old 04-03-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
flatstan
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Question Floppy Drive not detected in SUSE 11.2


I have just installed SUSE 11.2 on a spare Hard Drive, on a machine that runs SUSE 11.1 with no probs. There is not a floppy icon on the desktop in 11.2, if I put a disk in the drive & right click on floppy drive in home, then click detect media - the floppy light comes on for a short while, but nothing else. There was not an entry in fstab for floppy,so I added -
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0
rebooted & tried again, no difference.
The drive is OK on the same machine running SUSE 11.1
Any ideas / solutions please.
 
Old 04-03-2010, 04:04 PM   #2
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Floppy , Suse 11.2 OSS

Could be worse. On some Ubuntu you will also have to do :
MAKEDEV fd0 && modprobe floppy.
Floppies are about being extinct, don't expect them to work
like you are used to.

1) # mkdir /media/floppy
exit

2) mount /media/floppy , will make it possible
to watch the files in e.g. dolphin.
.....

Last edited by knudfl; 04-03-2010 at 04:09 PM.
 
  


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