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Old 07-29-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
flatstan
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Help for Problem with reading Floppy Drive.


Hi, another question in addition to the one I posted earlier.
My new SuSe desktop included a Floppy Icon, a picture of a drive, on trying to access it I got an error message - not mounted. I entered the command -mount /media/floppy -this seemed to do the trick,
it changed the icon to a picture of a floppy disk. I could now read the inserted floppy OK, which contained 2 files. I closed the window, inserted another floppy, clicking the floppy icon on desktop brought up the same 2 files & not the contents of the 2nd floppy. I closed all the programs, & removed the 2nd floppy. I then executed the mount command again & got a message - allready mounted. I put the 2nd floppy in again & tried to access it but it was shown as empty, I now get the same result with any floppy that I try, so now I cannot access my floppy drive. I tried Rt clicking the floppy icon & choosing unmount, this gave an error message & would not unmount the drive. Can anyone help please.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 11:22 AM   #2
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You need to unmount the first floppy and then mount the second floppy. Instert the first floppy and then choose to unmount it or simply type with the first floppy inserted; umount /media/floppy

If that fails then try again any add the lazy unmount switch to the command;
umount -l /media/floppy
 
Old 07-31-2006, 03:53 PM   #3
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Floppy - thanks

Thanks very much, works a treat, I found that I have to be root to do it.
Can you tell me why - if a CD or DVD is inserted it is automaticly mounted & read, & dismounted on ejecting, there is a facility in the properties to set this up. This does not happen with the FDD, nor is there a facility to do it automaticly in the FDD properties. Regards John.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 04:29 PM   #4
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Sorry cannot help you with this, I don't use SuSE and I disable automounting of all media by default. The answer for the floppy issue is pretty much a default answer for any version of Linux.
 
  


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