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I am trying to load several programs for mandrake so I downloaded then and put them on my zip disk. It is not reconzied. I then said worry later let's try my floppy. I put the programs on my floppy and lo and brhold nothing. I get a error about the block device fd0 doesn't exist. So I wonder around here and there and Google for informations and I find a post.
I look figure something out and type
-action not premitted
I was root. Then I try
-Action not premitted
Finally I find
-mknod fd0 b 2 0
I go into KDE and use kwikdisk and click floppy or something and receive
-Callee: mount /dev/fd0
-mount: /dev/fd0: unknown dev
don't you have to use "mount /dev/floppy" under mandrake 8.1?
Surely if that's where you saved something to, then that's the mount command?
Or just download thing's to your home directory, if it's an RPM, then just click it from there, you can always delete it later, or it's TAR files, maybe to the TMP directory (though I usually just save them to my home dir) then after installation delete them/it.
Oh and maybe you could track down a "magazine front" copy of mandrake 9.1 (there's one on the front of the new issue of LinuxFormat magazine) I suspect that would sort out your hardware recognition.
Distribution: Slackware 10, Fedora Core 3, Mac OS X
yes you're running it. devfs creates entries in the /dev/ directory as they are needed (and therefore eleminates the need to have loads of files there that will never be used). The links are just there for legacy support since most programs still expect to find the floppy drive at /dev/fd0 and the following numbers.
I'm afraid i have never used devfs, maybe google can yield results with this added information.
Thanks for the help webtoe, I finally got my floppy working by turning the PnP option on in the bios abd using the command "linux nobiospnp" in lilo text mode. That's the last time I listen to a how-to that says disable bios PnP.