Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


Closed Thread
  Search this Thread
Old 04-13-2005, 02:27 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
floppy access in UML


I have a problem in installing Floppy disk drive in UML i.e. User Mode Linux.
We tried doing it by inserting the command ./vmlinux ubd1=/dev/fd0 and then mounting the floppy by the command mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy.

We tried specifying the filesystem also by giving command mount -t vfat but the floppy dosent gets mounted.Even if we specify the filesystem type as ext2, the floppy contents are not visible.

Then we found there is no /dev/fd0 in User Mode Linux.

We then tried using /dev/ubd/disc0/disc and by /dev/ubd/disc1/disc but then too floppy doesnt gets mounted.

While booting it shows the message that unknown partition for /dev/ubd/1 but after booting it is not seen.

Can anyone suggest a possible solution to install a floppy drive and view the contents of the drive in User Mode LInux (UML). The kernel version we are using in UML is 2.6.9

Old 04-13-2005, 08:40 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 246Reputation: 246Reputation: 246
Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.
Old 04-13-2005, 10:18 PM   #3
LQ Veteran
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Boise, ID
Distribution: Mint
Posts: 6,642

Rep: Reputation: 85
Closed per above -- J.W.

Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
floppy access in UML dypgrp Programming 1 04-13-2005 09:34 AM
floppy access in UML dypgrp Linux - Software 1 04-13-2005 04:49 AM
floppy access in UML dypgrp Linux - General 1 04-13-2005 03:14 AM
floppy access in UML dypgrp Linux - Newbie 0 04-13-2005 02:25 AM
Can't access floppy drive Liam Linux - General 2 06-03-2001 10:57 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:13 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration