external usb floppy drive won't work
We are using RH9 on a laptop and so far so good. I attach an external usb zip drive and it works fine. I attach an external usb floppy drive and it doesn't work. When I look at dmesg I see the drive is recognized and assigned /dev/sdb but I don't know which sdb device - so I first tried sdb4 but results in errors, as do all the other sdb* devices I tried. The message is-
wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb4 or too many mounted file systems
I get the same message whether I try sdb4, sdb3, sdb2, or sdb1. As I mentioned the external usb zip drive does work fine.
The mount command I have tried is
/mount -t msdos /dev/sdb4 /mnt/floppy
I also tried it without the -t msdos but that results in an error -
not a valid block device
What do I have to do to get this doggone Addonics floppy drive to work?