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Old 03-27-2002, 07:27 AM   #1
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No Floppy in Red Hat


I just installed Red Hat 7.2 and am trying to make a dual boot system with xp. I need to make a boot disk so I can copy bootsect.lnx to my c:\ but Linux isn't recognising my floppy drive. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 03-28-2002, 06:33 PM   #2
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man mformat
man mdir
man mcopy
man mcd

try those to see if your floppy is working.
 
Old 03-28-2002, 11:04 PM   #3
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put the floppy in the drive and type in

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

ensure a folder by name floppy exists in /mnt, as such RH7.2 has it created
 
Old 03-28-2002, 11:16 PM   #4
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i have tried to fo that but it still doesnt work. I have a friend who told me to do it. Someone on another post told me that redhat 7.2 doesnt like some newer motherboards and doesnt recognise the floppy. I have been told to update my kernel but Im not sure on how to do that. I am a total newbie to linux.

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Old 03-28-2002, 11:50 PM   #5
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OK , before u upgrade UR kernel, login in as root and try this command

depmod -a

maybe some module is not loaded, what make/type is your floppy drive ? I dont know if this will help, just give it a try
 
Old 03-29-2002, 12:11 AM   #6
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Thanks for that. I'll give it a go. Im not sure what my floppy is. I'll have to pull my case apart and have a look. Thanks for your help!!
 
  


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