Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
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?


  Search this Thread
Old 03-14-2004, 12:43 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: UK, Manchester
Distribution: Gentoo (2.6.10-r4) & Ubuntu
Posts: 145

Rep: Reputation: 16
USB Floppy Drive problem

i just recently installed slackware 9.1, my disc drive was working fine immediately after the install, but now for some reason whenI try to mount it I get the message

/dev/fd0 is not a valid block device

my fstab:

/dev/hda6        swap             swap        defaults         0   0

/dev/hda5        /                reiserfs    defaults         1   1

/dev/hda1        /mnt/windows     vfat        noauto,users     1   0

/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     noauto,users,ro  0   0

/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,users     0   0

/dev/sda1        /mnt/flash       auto        noauto,users     0   0

devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0

proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
and I do have a disc in the drive, so thats not the problem
Old 03-14-2004, 02:20 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.1- 2.6
Posts: 31

Rep: Reputation: 15
The /dev/fd0 is a symbolic link to somewhere else on your system. Try typing in "readlink /dev/fd0" so you can figure out where that link is pointing to. To make sure that your computer is detecting the floppy drive, try something like cat /proc/bus/usb/devices as root.

Hope some of this helps


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
USB Floppy Drive -- need help KMcD Slackware 2 05-17-2005 05:26 AM
ZipSlack on USB drive--Need a USB-enabled floppy? Adrohak Linux - Hardware 0 11-15-2004 09:14 AM
USB Floppy Drive Craigwd Debian 1 06-20-2004 10:52 AM
usb floppy drive taizhu Linux - Hardware 16 11-02-2003 05:42 PM
Problem with USB floppy drive j_l_ajaste Linux - Newbie 9 07-10-2003 12:38 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58 PM.

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
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration