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Old 10-09-2003, 08:22 PM   #1
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Question Floppy Not Installed? RED HAT 9


I tried to mount the floppy but it didn't work. And I right clicked the desktop and went down to disk and the floppy wasn't there and I tried about a hundred differnent commands but i really didn't know where to type them. So I still don't have a floppy. I wanted to know how to install or configure a floppy drive.

Help me please or and
then I'll . And you guys will be
like (woah this guys a quack)
lol anyways I need this floppy to work(I like smilies)
Old 10-09-2003, 10:43 PM   #2
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Don't know how RH organises their desktop, but down at the command line level everything should be pretty much the same. The Linux Cookbook has quite a useful section on using floppies:

P.S. you enter commands at the prompt (usually a % or $) in a terminal window (also called a console, shell or xterm). I would think any desktop has a menu entry for starting such a thing.

For mounting/unmounting disks you typically have to be the superuser. Type 'su' at the prompt and give the root password. The prompt should change to a '#', indicating you now have superuser powers

One more thing -- if you have the 'mtools' package installed you may be able to access the floppy directly (assuming it is MSDOS format). This gives you equivalents of MSDOS commands: e.g. mdir, mdel, mcopy etc.

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