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Old 10-06-2001, 08:45 PM   #1
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Question LS-120 Smart Drive 3.5"


I am using RedHat V6.2 and have installed an LS-120 drive. I am unable to find the appropriate drivers for the device. Anyone have any suggestions about how to install this device.

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Old 10-07-2001, 01:12 AM   #2
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linux should recognize this as a regular floppy, well from an initial install it does....
you probably need to update your fstab file to point to the new location of the drive as it doesn't actually use the floppy adapter but uses an ide channel instead...
 
Old 10-07-2001, 05:28 AM   #3
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The device should be recognised as an ide device. my ls120 is /dev/hdb, and doesn't need any drivers or anything
 
Old 10-07-2001, 11:37 AM   #4
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LS-120

I have checked the /dev/hdb and it shows that it is not configured. I did infact reinstall the V6.2 and it still reports the /dev/fd0 and /dev/hdb not configured. /dev/fd0 is not linked and I can not link to hdb. Messages file shows fd0 is not configured.
 
Old 10-07-2001, 12:22 PM   #5
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hdb was only an example, it could be any hdX device
 
Old 10-08-2001, 08:49 AM   #6
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I am almost certain that hdb is the ls-120 drive. There is no other indication that it is anything else. How can I know for sure what the system thinks the drive is?
 
Old 10-08-2001, 01:57 PM   #7
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have a bit of a nose around /proc/ide/hdb/

cat some of the files in there, should tell you what it thinks it is or isn't
 
Old 10-08-2001, 04:04 PM   #8
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just out of curiousity, do have the floppy controller disabled in the bios? that might cause some problems with the system detecting of the floppy drive since it is on the ide controller....
 
Old 10-08-2001, 09:21 PM   #9
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The super disk works fine in windows ME. I will look around in the /proc/ide directory.
 
  


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