I've just installed slackware 10 on my IBM thinkpad I series 1161 and I am having some troubl getting my US floppy drive to work correctly. If I keep the drive plugged in during boot time, the drive does power up, and it "sounds" like it is being detected as it does spin up for a brief time.
However when I try to mount the floppy drive, I get the following error:
bash-2.05b# mount /mnt/floppy
mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device
And it will only let me mount it while logged in as root, or using su
here is a copy of my fstab file as well:
/dev/hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda3 /home reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
Hope someone can help me here....