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Old 08-07-2004, 12:14 PM   #1
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No floppy in SUSE


Hi Guys

Bit of a problem and can't find any clear answer on Google. I'm running SUSE 9.1 and just changed my motherboard. After installation I did a clean install, mistake I made was to forget to connect the floppy wiring, hence no floppy drive is showing up. It's connected now!! Is there a way I can install the floppy without having to do another complete install of the OS?

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Old 08-07-2004, 12:30 PM   #2
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post your /etc/fstab
 
Old 08-07-2004, 12:33 PM   #3
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The floppy was supposed to be working with no special install procedure.
You can try to test it with the dd command:
dd if=/somefile of=/dev/fd0
If it works, the floppy is working.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 01:49 AM   #4
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Hi Foo

Below is contents of fstab

Cheers

/dev/hda2 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda1 /data1 auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda3 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder11 /media/cdrecorder11 subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
 
Old 08-09-2004, 08:53 AM   #5
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Hi all

Anybody got any ideas how I can overcome this problem?

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Old 08-09-2004, 09:21 AM   #6
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Try using YAST, when I get home tonigth I will post my fstab.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 05:28 PM   #7
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This may help :-

/dev/hda2 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda4 /windows/D vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
~
 
Old 08-09-2004, 05:31 PM   #8
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PS This is from my own Suse 9.1 !!
I know I could edit my last post but I am going to bed
 
  


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