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Old 10-29-2008, 04:42 AM   #1
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How can I recognize the resent of the floppy in redhat 8.0

Hi all,
I'm a newbie in readhat 8.0. When I put the floppy in machine running
RedHat 8.0. I do not know where I can get the information about the
floppy i have just inseted in it

Thanks for your helping

Sim Anh
Old 10-29-2008, 09:48 AM   #2
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The mount command will access the floppy and ls will display contents.

As root user:

# mount /dev/fd0 /mnt

# ls

BTW: You are running a VERY old version of Redhat!
Old 10-29-2008, 08:32 PM   #3
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Try the cmd
uname -a
at the cmd line.

If it says you have a kernel version beginning with '2.4', that is a very old and unsupported/unpatched version. Do yourself a favour and get a current distro eg RH Fedora 8 or 9.
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Support for Fedora 8 will end in a couple of months. RH started renumbering after RH9 and switched to RHEL(Red Hat Enterprise Linux). When they switched to RHEL they started to charge. Centos is RHEL with the logos stripped out and is free to download and update. It is binary compatible with RHEL (Centos is compiled from RHEL source). Fedora now only has a 13month support life. Centos has at least a five year support life. The current version of Centos/RHEL is 5.2 .
Old 10-30-2008, 12:56 AM   #5
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Hi all,
Thanks for your help. But I would like that when I inserted a floppy in A drive. How can I recognize it. If I do not mount. Where I can see it?
This is the core of this problem?

Best regards,

Sim Anh


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