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Old 09-11-2004, 01:38 PM   #16
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Do you have a disk in the drive? You may have had an icon created for /media/floppy, but it doesn't look like anything is mounted there.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 02:10 PM   #17
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Hi Poetics

Yes, disk in drive

Cheers
 
Old 09-11-2004, 05:11 PM   #18
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that's an easy one! Make a folder called floppy inside the media folder. You need to do this as root. In the console, type "su", then supply your root password, then type:

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md /media/floppy
the "md" means "make directory", the rest is sefl explanitory.
This should do it



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Old 09-12-2004, 02:08 AM   #19
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Yeeeeess!!!

That's done the trick mykrob, made the folder, had to re-boot before it would work though. Now all I need to do to read the floppy is click on the Icon in My computer /drives.

Thanks a lot to all who helped!!!!

 
Old 09-12-2004, 09:03 AM   #20
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Cool! Glad to see it working for you.

I guess you probably already found the application kfloppy for formatting? This will help you format the floppy in a way that its readable for linux and windows.

have fun

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Old 09-13-2004, 03:00 AM   #21
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Hi mikrob

Yes, I found the formatting facility. Once again thanks for the help. I tried Fedora core 1 and Knoppix before but settled on Suse as being the easiest, or so or so I thought distro to use. Might try one of the 'Technical' distros in a year or two when I can get around Suse ;-)))


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