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Old 11-30-2004, 06:33 PM   #1
Tony Empire
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How do I get floppy to work?


I went to mnt folder and floppy drive is not shown.
Did a quick google and saw that I needed to add the following to /etc/fstab:

/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0


Did it, then ran mount /dev/fd0. Nothing. So how do I get floppy working?


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Old 11-30-2004, 06:51 PM   #2
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"Did it, then ran mount /dev/fd0. Nothing. So how do I get floppy working?"

When the mount command works it gives no message, which is a common trait among Linux commands.
To see whether the mount worked issue a mount command with no parameters and it will list what is currently mounted.

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Old 11-30-2004, 07:59 PM   #3
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mount: block device /dev/fd0 is write protected, device is read-only

also when i open the cd rom folder, it is blank. but i put a disc in there in which i burned some data. i see nothing.


mount command with no params show my hd's, cdrom and such, but no floppy.

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Old 12-01-2004, 09:06 AM   #4
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"mount: block device /dev/fd0 is write protected, device is read-only"

You probably need to remove write protection from the floppy by closing the square hole in the floppy case.

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