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Old 05-06-2008, 05:58 PM   #1
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Red face Help Me:

Installed FC8. It will not Find my Floppy Drive. Does anyone know why this happens with the FC8. Did the Live CD install, all else went fine = DVD. I open computer icon to find all drives except my floppy. Is not there!
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:08 PM   #2
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Someone who still owns a Floppy...neat! your floppy drive plugged in, cable connected, etc?
Old 05-06-2008, 06:17 PM   #3
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I don't know about FC8 but many linux distributions do not automount a floppy drive. You just need to find out how to handle that for FC.

BTW, you could look for a menu entry for listing hardware (sorry, I don't know what FC8 has) just to see if it shows a drive and I bet it does.

Good luck
Old 05-07-2008, 01:56 AM   #4
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As root try to run
modprobe floppy
The modprobe command loads modules temporarily. To permanently add the module to your system, add the modprobe command line to one of your start-up scripts.
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Old 05-14-2008, 02:05 AM   #6
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Someone who still owns a Floppy...neat! your floppy drive plugged in, cable connected, etc?
Thanks to you all for your prompt response to my problem. It will be a little while before I can get to it. My medical needs have to come first (broken spine). Soon as I can sit up long enough to play with it I will do so. You people are great, thanks again to you all.

Old 05-14-2008, 02:20 AM   #7
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I had this problem with FC5. It was there when the system was first installed, then after the first update, it was gone never to come back. I think it's a gnome problem. Just mount it manually or put it in the fstab and then it will probably appear twice.

Old 05-14-2008, 02:25 AM   #8
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Hi Artie!

No problem! I hope you get better real soon. Please do not hesitate to post any difficulties you have.
Old 05-14-2008, 03:12 AM   #9
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Just for the record, the last "Core" release was FC6. That was followed by Fedora 7


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