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Old 07-04-2005, 09:42 AM   #1
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how to access Floppy drive


How do I access Floppy drive in linux?

I am trying to write files to and read from the floppy.

How can I do this from the command line and the graphical interface?

I am running Redhat linux 9.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 09:50 AM   #2
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its usually in /dev/fd0


check /etc/fstab for the mount point..if u dont see an entry then make one using


mkdir /mnt/floppy


mount like this:

mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

vfat = refers to the normal fat32 filesystem...
 
Old 07-12-2005, 11:23 PM   #3
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It is already mounted.

/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0


I checked the desktop and had an option to select the disks. From there I selected floppy. It worked.

Thanks,.
 
Old 07-13-2005, 11:48 AM   #4
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How can access the contents of the floppy from the command line?

How can access the contents of the floppy from the command line?
 
Old 07-13-2005, 04:12 PM   #5
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cd /mnt/fd0

then run ls -la you will see a list of directories in your floppy
 
Old 07-13-2005, 08:35 PM   #6
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It is not giving any out put. There is no fd0 under /mnt. Below are the traces:



[root@localhost dev]# cd /mnt
[root@localhost mnt]# ls
cdrom floppy
[root@localhost mnt]# cd floppy
[root@localhost floppy]# ls
[root@localhost floppy]# ls -al
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 12 2000 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Feb 12 2000 ..
[root@localhost floppy]# ls
[root@localhost floppy]# ls -al
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 12 2000 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Feb 12 2000 ..
[root@localhost floppy]#
[root@localhost floppy]#
 
Old 07-13-2005, 09:03 PM   #7
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Looks to me like there's nothing on that disk.

Either that or it isn't mounted. Did you type 'mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy' before doing your 'cd /mnt/floppy'?

Last edited by hell_carnage; 07-13-2005 at 09:04 PM.
 
  


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