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Old 08-23-2004, 08:09 AM   #1
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USB floppy block device, where?


Hi,

I have a USB floppy, my autodetection in Knoppix does not seem to be assigning it to the usual /dev/fd0, even if it's the only floppy I have.

So what I'm doing is, going into the /dev dir, and trying out all the other usual suspects (/dev/f*)with the
mount -t auto /dev/f???? /floppy
command.

As you can imagine I am making slow progress. Is there a way of finding out to which block device in /dev the floppy is actually going? Something in the /proc directory maybe?
 
Old 08-23-2004, 08:39 AM   #2
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Usb devices are connected as
/dev/sda1
 
Old 08-23-2004, 09:05 AM   #3
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Thanks arno but I knew that already.
my /dev/sda1 usually connects to my USB memory stick automagically.

I also was not looking for the precise block device my USB floppy might be using, I was looking for *methods* of finding it out.

Thanks anyway.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 12:49 PM   #4
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solved this.
I suppose you weren't that far out arno. it was /dev/sda, pur and simple no numbers no nothing.
Solution came though linux-usb.org
Unfortunately, I still don't understand *how* to find go about searching within /dev for valid block devices.
 
  


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