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Old 01-25-2006, 08:08 PM   #1
Gueron
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Where is the floppy drive located logically? Fedora Core 2


This may seem strange, but I am not able to find my floppy drive.

It seems to be available, but I do not know the path to follow. to find it.

Allow me to explain. I run Linux on a Dell Inspiron 3700. I am taking a class in C programming, and we run through Linux. At UTSA we use Fedora Core 4, and I am about to upgrade my distro, but I have some class work, and non-class work, I'd like to copy over.

I tried my Lexar Jump drive, but the laptop does not find it (I'll take a suggestion on finding and mounting this, but it doesn't even show up in Filesystem). So I swapped out my CD ROM and my floppy.

I was able to format the floppy I put into the drive using the GUI.

I issued the command
-->$ floppy --probe
and received the reply
-->floppy 0.12 Copyright 2001, Double Precision, inc.
-->
-->floppy /dev/fd0

I issued the command
-->$ floppy --createrc
and received the reply
-->floppy 0.12 Copyright 2001, Double Precision, inc.
-->
-->floppy A /dev/fd0


When I go through the GUI and try and look at the /dev/fd0, it returns "Couldn't display "/dev/fd0".


What do I need to do to find either the USB jump drive, or the floppy?

Thanks.

G.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 08:13 PM   #2
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look at fstab for the /dev/fd0 it prob mounts at /mnt/floppy or something like that
 
Old 01-26-2006, 08:51 AM   #3
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in fedora all removable devices are mounted under /media
 
Old 01-26-2006, 05:22 PM   #4
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Not fixed yet. Still can't find it. When I open /media in the filesystem (again through the GUI) it is empty, and shows 12.6 gigabytes of space. That cannot refer to the USB Lexar jumpdrive or the floppy.

I guess I'm going to have to give up and just recreate everything after I upgrade to FC4.

Grant
 
Old 01-28-2006, 10:39 AM   #5
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What are your fstab settings for the floppy. Mine haven't changed much since FC2:
Code:
/dev/fd0  /media/floppy  auto    pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
 
  


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