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Old 03-13-2003, 01:02 AM   #1
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How to read floppy disk drive using Red Hat Linux 8?


Hi,
I'm a newbie and I do not know how to access floppy drive using Red Hat Linux 8.0

Is there an equivalent of "My Computer" for windows on Red Hat Linux where the user can access all the drives.

Thanks
 
Old 03-13-2003, 01:28 AM   #2
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On your KDE desktop or Gnome desktop there should be a floppy icon. Stick a floppy in a double click on it.

If that doesn't work. try mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
Also.. are you trying to read a windows floppy or a linux floppy?

/dev/fd0 is where my floppy is.. I don't know where yours is though..

Good Luck
 
Old 03-13-2003, 01:37 AM   #3
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Hi,
I'm using a Genome desktop. I cannot find any floppy icon.
Ok, I will try to format a Linux floppy disk.

Where can I find that floppy icon?
 
Old 03-13-2003, 01:56 AM   #4
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Have you tried mounting the floppy from the command line??

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

You might have to su to root.

What filesystem are you trying to mount??

Good Luck
 
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Ok, got it.
But the floppy icon will disappear if I reboot my computer.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 02:39 AM   #6
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Excellent if you got everything working.

Have Fun
 
Old 03-13-2003, 08:53 PM   #7
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Mount your floppy, and when you sign out, check the "Save Current Setup" box. That should keep your icon where you want it
 
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Thank You.
I got it.
cheers
 
  


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