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Old 06-05-2002, 03:07 AM   #1
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Cant mount usb floppy


i am trying to mount my usb floppy on my laptop. I have just installed mandrake 8.1 and know squat about linux. Any help would be appreciated
 
Old 06-05-2002, 03:22 AM   #2
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did you load usb modules?
(i assume the usb device are compiled as modules)

use modprobe to load usbmodules
 
Old 06-05-2002, 05:41 AM   #3
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what exactly do I do though? I did the modprobe thing and it said nothing to load. Sorry but I know squat about linux
 
Old 06-05-2002, 08:18 AM   #4
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They may have been loaded during startup, mandrake is pretty good about things like that. So (assuming you configured it in the setup of Mandrake) you would run:
mount /dev/usb/fd0 /mnt/floppy

Try this and hopefully that will work. If the usb modules aren't loaded, you would run:
modprobe usb (usb-uhci;usb-ohci;usb-core if usb doesn't work alone)

Give em a try, see if any of those work.

Oh and to test it (and to enter the floppy if it works) you would do this:
cd /mnt/floppy

Then to see what's on the floppy type:
ls

Good luck
 
Old 06-05-2002, 08:40 AM   #5
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heres what I got when i did mount /dev/usb/fd0 /mnt/floppy

mount: special drive /dev/usb/fd0 does not exist

any other ideas guys?
 
Old 06-05-2002, 10:02 AM   #6
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Did you do a successful modprobe yet?

Then at a prompt just type 'mount'
 
Old 06-05-2002, 10:04 AM   #7
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Oh and list the results of the mount
 
Old 06-05-2002, 10:10 AM   #8
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the uhci modprobe was successful. After I try to mount it, it says

mount: special device /dev/usb/fd0 doesnt not exist

Last edited by Enigma; 06-05-2002 at 10:21 AM.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 04:47 AM   #9
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Nothing at all..

I've just seeing your post because I had the same problem, so I do continued searching the internet because the solutions that people gave you did not work with me too (I am using Red Hat 9, but it does not matters).

If you want to access your floppy drive, first you should mount it this way:

mount /dev/sda /mnt/floppy

...and, after you have mounted it, you have to access to the folder where you have mounted it, this case you have to access to /mnt/floppy.

NOTE 1: To mount your device in that folder, you have to be root. You can login as root in a console this way:

su
password: [enter your password]

... I mean, you write 'su' in your console and the login program will ask you for your root password. You insert it and you have just logged in as root. Then, you can mount your floppy.

NOTE 2: You also have to create your mount point, I mean, the folder where you want to mount your floppy drive by usb (in the example I gave you the folder is '/mnt/floppy', a very common one).

Goodbye and luck...
 
Old 06-07-2004, 02:11 AM   #10
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Re: Nothing at all..

Quote:
Originally posted by -xkirkx-
(I am using Red Hat 9, but it does not matters).

If you want to access your floppy drive, first you should mount it this way:

mount /dev/sda /mnt/floppy


Using Mandrake 10, when I issue this command, it responds with this message:


Code:
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
What should be done now?

And what about some sort of automatic support for USB floppy, just like we have it in Macintosh.
 
Old 06-07-2004, 05:03 PM   #11
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I use Suse 9.0 so I dont know if this is the same with other distros.

In KDE when I plug in a usb device, if I wait a few seconds the desktop comes alive and shows an icon for the usb device whether its a thumb drive in which case its sda1 (2,3,4, whatever) or a zip disk in which case its zip. It seems strange but try waiting a bit to see if the file system kicks in.

Otherwise make sure that you create a mount point in /mnt or /media depending on your distro, call it usbfloppy or whateber you like. You may have to be root to do it.

Then as root mount /dev/sda -t msdos (or whatever is the file system type) /mnt/usbfloppy ( or /media/usbfloppy if your a happy suse user)

If your unsure about the file system try the man pages for a hint.

Good Luck
 
Old 06-07-2004, 09:53 PM   #12
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floppies suck
 
  


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