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Old 12-25-2005, 05:24 AM   #1
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Help, I've lost my Floppy


OK so I ran a search on google and found one, the first entry, but without any solution. So I was hoping the local guru's here would be able to offer some help....

My floppy drive, which was avalable on the machine a few weeks ago, is gone now. I am not sure what happened to it. I updated my system and since then I have no floppy drive. It doesn't show up in the file browser, and I tried to mount fd0 and that didn't work either saying that there was no device.

If anyone could show me the way to troubleshoot this, I would be gratefull.

Thanks
 
Old 12-25-2005, 05:34 AM   #2
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Can you access it from another OS?
 
Old 12-25-2005, 11:26 AM   #3
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Nope

Thanks for the response, but I don't have another OS on this machine.
 
Old 12-25-2005, 11:36 AM   #4
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My fstab and mtab show nothing either

Hello all. I tried to load a disk mounter on the panel thinking it would do the work for me, but it told me it couldn't find any device in either the fstab or mtab files. So I looked over the files and noticed no mention of a fd0 there.

Is there some command to get it to see it? It is in the bios setup correctly, and it was here prior to an update.

Please help - a floppy is a terrible thing to lose.

Kevin
 
Old 12-25-2005, 12:06 PM   #5
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can you boot a live cd and see if that detects teh drive?
 
Old 12-25-2005, 01:06 PM   #6
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Try your best to see tha the problem dont' come from your physical device (using another OS or live CD)
 
Old 12-26-2005, 11:09 AM   #7
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Exactly what line did you use when trying to mount fd0? Try...

# su (log in as root)
# mount -t <filesystem-type> /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

(assuming /mnt/floppy is an existing directory)

You say you "updated your system". Is there a chance your kernel's support for IDE / Floppy devices was broken?
 
Old 12-27-2005, 12:27 AM   #8
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Try booting the system from a bootable floppy,dont complain that you dont have one ... arrange it.

If system boots then, you have probable have goofed up with /etc/fstab, then try solution as given by seandon4.
 
  


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