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Old 02-28-2004, 11:55 AM   #1
Mytherall
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Floppy drive - /dev/fd ?


is the floppy on /dev/fd?

because when I

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cd /dev/fd
dir
0 1 2 255
it and it should be telling me there is a bz2 file on there

the floppy is formated from win98 with fat... I'm told that would be recognised.

there is a bz2 file on the floppy i need to copy off to get dri to work

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Old 02-28-2004, 12:05 PM   #2
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/dev/fd is a special device directory. In Linux, every device has a place in the filesystem. To access the floppy, you need to mount it.
mkdir floppydir

su
rootpass
#mout /dev/fd0 floppydir
exit
ls floppydir

This is a bit tedious. Most distros have some shortcuts like having a mount point for floppy already defined in /etc/fstab
so mount /dev/fd0 or mount /mnt/floppy will work

Others have auto mounting so you just insert the floppy and
ls /mnt/floppy works.

You may want to read docs for your distro or rute.html on the web etc.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:24 PM   #3
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when I do

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mkdir floppydir
mount -t auto /dev/fd0 floppydir
i get

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mount: you must specify the filesystem type

edit: note fat 16 and fat 32 are not supported by the kernel

Last edited by Mytherall; 02-28-2004 at 12:53 PM.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 04:36 PM   #4
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Without fat filesystem supported in the kernel you won't be able to mount the floppy. If you have the kernel source you compiled it from with the right configuration, just add fat support as module, run 'make modules' and copy the fat modeul to your /lib/modules. Then try to load it.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 04:54 PM   #5
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on the same question ... how do i find out if i have this:

"Most distros have some shortcuts like having a mount point for floppy already defined in /etc/fstab
so mount /dev/fd0 or mount /mnt/floppy will work

Others have auto mounting so you just insert the floppy and
ls /mnt/floppy works."

??
 
Old 02-29-2004, 08:24 PM   #6
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ls /etc/fstab
look for a line like /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy .....
or insert a floppy with some files on it and type
ls /mnt/floppy
 
  


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