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Old 05-06-2002, 02:04 AM   #1
Pubmaster
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Floppy drive


Hello,

I'm using slackware 8.0 and slowly I'm learning how to do things...unfortunatley I haven't figured out ho to access my floppy drive. I figured out how to mount my CDROM today, but I'm clueless on the Floppy drive.

any help wyould be appreciatated!! thanks
 
Old 05-06-2002, 03:30 AM   #2
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try typing into shell:

mount /dev/fd0

if there appears a message "is not listed in /etc/fstab" open the file and edit! most parts you can copy from other devices!

but i thing that wouldnt be!

>>>Alois
 
Old 05-06-2002, 03:56 AM   #3
zLinuxz
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Cool

Also, adding to the prefectly fine answer by Cybergod1983
there is a folder in which all your drives should be at.
just type cd /mnt
and in there you should see cdrom, floppy, etc... depending on how many drives you have. For example I have
/mnt/floppy
/mnt/cdrom
/mnt/cdrom1
/mnt/zip100

and because I have two hardrives I also made two other folders to access my windows hardrive
/mnt/windows
/mnt/windows2

and so it makes more sense to the person who is new to linux, you can just type

mount /mnt/floppy for your floppy drive and
mount /mnt/cdrom for your cdrom

to pull out the cd or the floppy now...remember to do exactly the same thing, only the command is umount

umount /mnt/floppy
umount /mnt/cdrom

have fun!, it's Linux!

zLinuxz
 
Old 05-06-2002, 11:49 AM   #4
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hey thanks...I thought thats what it was...and I tried that...but it didn't work...so I thought I would ask some before I kept fiddling with fstab.....got it working now


thanks
 
  


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