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Old 12-10-2010, 06:43 AM   #1
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getting to floppy


How do you access a floppy drive from linux dsl live?

Thanks
 
Old 12-10-2010, 07:38 AM   #2
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Floppy drive usually have a /dev/fd0 device file.
Try to mount it.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 07:54 AM   #3
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Floppy drive usually have a /dev/fd0 device file.
Try to mount it.
how do i mount it? where do i type /dev/fd0 device file.?
Thanks
 
Old 12-10-2010, 08:12 AM   #4
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Hi,

if there is a directory /mnt, execute
Code:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt
then you will see the files on the floppydisc in /mnt

You may as well create a new directory (same command as with Windows, mkdir) before mounting
Code:
mkdir /mnt/newfloppydirectory
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/newfloppydirectory
if you get errormessages, please post this messages here.

Markus
 
Old 12-10-2010, 09:10 AM   #5
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Hi,

if there is a directory /mnt, execute
Code:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt
then you will see the files on the floppydisc in /mnt

You may as well create a new directory (same command as with Windows, mkdir) before mounting
Code:
mkdir /mnt/newfloppydirectory
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/newfloppydirectory
if you get errormessages, please post this messages here.

Markus
I can see a mount icon at bottom screen but nothing happens when I click on it. nothing at all no error messages. do i need to be a super user. Tried command for that but nothing happened

How do i get to the directory to execute
 
Old 12-10-2010, 09:25 AM   #6
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You will usually need to be root to mount a disk, unless you have given user mounting priveledges in one of your config files.

If your floppy is /dev/fd0 then mount it something like (# means root)
Code:
#mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /home/username/mounting_point
Look at the man page for mount
Code:
man mount
http://linuxmanpages.com/man8/mount.8.php

Start to become familiar with shell commands. It will make your experience with *nix better, and you'll be able to control the box.

http://tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://lnag.sourceforge.net/

Google will also answer a good deal of your basic Linux questions
 
Old 12-10-2010, 09:42 AM   #7
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You will usually need to be root to mount a disk, unless you have given user mounting priveledges in one of your config files.

If your floppy is /dev/fd0 then mount it something like (# means root)
Code:
#mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /home/username/mounting_point
Look at the man page for mount
Code:
man mount
http://linuxmanpages.com/man8/mount.8.php

Start to become familiar with shell commands. It will make your experience with *nix better, and you'll be able to control the box.

http://tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://lnag.sourceforge.net/

Google will also answer a good deal of your basic Linux questions
thanks but i cannot see or understand where i enter the commands

Quote:
#mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /home/username/mounting_point
and
Quote:
man mount
from

In windows you can enter a command at the C: prompt. How do i get to the equivalent of the C prompt in DSL?
 
Old 12-10-2010, 09:48 AM   #8
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It should be in the menu somewhere... Look for "Shell" or "Terminal" or something along those lines.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 10:10 AM   #9
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Yes,
xterm, aterm, gterm, mrxvt, konsole, or just your console without a GUI.
Whatever it is that you are using.

I would suggest that you stop and do a little *nix reading. It'll save you some frustration.

Once you become familiar with the unix-linux shell, which usually have c, perl, and maybe python interpreters built in, unlike the windows command prompt which is nothing but a black window that you can type in.
You can control any *.nix box. You'll also be able to go from distro to distro without problem. You'll also understand what the GUI apps are doing.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 10:29 AM   #10
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It should be in the menu somewhere... Look for "Shell" or "Terminal" or something along those lines.
they do not open. how do i exit turn off can i just take out cd
 
Old 12-10-2010, 11:23 AM   #11
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http://damnsmalllinux.org/cgi-bin/forums/ikonboard.cgi

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
 
Old 12-10-2010, 12:24 PM   #12
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I have restarted and all the apps work now such as browser/root etc
 
  


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