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Old 06-11-2003, 04:58 PM   #1
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Floppy drive

Pentium II 200Mhz

I have problems with the High-Capacity Disk Drive (Floppy Drive).
My Mandrake Linux 9.0 won't reconize it. I don't know how to make it work...please I acept any kind of sugestions.
Old 06-11-2003, 05:47 PM   #2
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As root:
Open a terminal, put a floppy in the drive(I'm assuming a windows floppy with data on it)
And type: mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
cd to that directory: cd /mnt/floppy
List files on floppy: ls
Old 06-11-2003, 07:28 PM   #3
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When you say 'high capacity disk drive', are you talking about a normal floppy drive, or is it one of those strange 'superfloppy' drives? If it is the former, then follow the above (but you might want to mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy) - if it is the latter, then you may want to look into scsi emulation.

Oh, and hopefully the /mnt/floppy directory will already be present, but if not, then (as root) you will need to make this directory.
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strange 'superfloppy' drives
An LS120 drive is not that strange. They would actually make having a floppy drive useful ( due to both the storage space and compatibility with standard floppies), but they are even less used than ZIP drives so compatibility on other systems is an issue. Plus they are not cheap.

EDIT: I thought there was a howto on the LS120 but this link is all I am finding.

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