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Old 08-24-2011, 03:21 PM   #16
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Well, the kernel supports the filesystem, it is compiled as a module.

But it is still not clear if BLK_DEV_FD is configured. If you found it, could you please post the whole line from the .config file?

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Not in this .config file, what this means, not possible to mount floppy?
 
Old 08-24-2011, 03:27 PM   #17
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well, if it's not there you can rebuild your kernel with floppy support.

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Old 08-25-2011, 09:11 AM   #18
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well, if it's not there you can rebuild your kernel with floppy support.

Markus
Can you direct me to how to do this?
 
Old 08-25-2011, 09:18 AM   #19
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mh, it depends a little on the distribution, we at Slackware have a very good tutorial from AlienBob http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...kernelbuilding

With many distributions you'll have to install the kernelsources before you can build a new kernel.

I use to build my kernel as a normal user in my homedirectory and afterwards install it as root. In short: copy the kernelsources to your home-directory (or load it down from kernel.org).

copy the .config file into the source-directory, then execute
Code:
make oldconfig
afterwards execute
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make menuconfig
there you go to "Device-Drivers"->"Block-Devices" and select the floppy-support. exit menuconfig with saving, then build the kernel
Code:
make
For the installation please look into the manuals for your distribution.

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Old 08-25-2011, 01:27 PM   #20
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are you sure that the kernel dose not support fat floppies
i am copping very old ( from win 95&98&xp ) 3.5's to dvd on SL6.1 32 bit and it has no problems once i run "modprobe floppy "
 
Old 08-26-2011, 10:51 AM   #21
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are you sure that the kernel dose not support fat floppies
i am copping very old ( from win 95&98&xp ) 3.5's to dvd on SL6.1 32 bit and it has no problems once i run "modprobe floppy "
I posted the kernel's .config file, it seams like it is not, the "BLK_DEV_FD" id not there.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 11:01 AM   #22
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mh, it depends a little on the distribution, we at Slackware have a very good tutorial from AlienBob http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...kernelbuilding

With many distributions you'll have to install the kernelsources before you can build a new kernel.

I use to build my kernel as a normal user in my homedirectory and afterwards install it as root. In short: copy the kernelsources to your home-directory (or load it down from kernel.org).

copy the .config file into the source-directory, then execute
Code:
make oldconfig
afterwards execute
Code:
make menuconfig
there you go to "Device-Drivers"->"Block-Devices" and select the floppy-support. exit menuconfig with saving, then build the kernel
Code:
make
For the installation please look into the manuals for your distribution.

Markus
This I need while to digest, I am not a programmer, but I will give the try after I understood better the steps involved.
Question very important! What happens if the kernel gets update?
Thank you so much to stick with me.
Vinny
 
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Question very important! What happens if the kernel gets update?
you'll have to rebuild the kernel after your distribution updated the kernel. This will not be a problem because you can keep your old .config (running only make oldconfig for the configuration and then build ther kernel).
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Thank you so much to stick with me.
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you're welcome

Markus
 
Old 08-26-2011, 04:48 PM   #24
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By this time I think I'd have tried DSL or Puppy live cd to get that data off the floppy.
 
  


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