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Old 03-14-2004, 12:43 PM   #1
dave_starsky
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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:

Code:
/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
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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
 
  


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