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hey there all. im trying 2 set up a second floppy drive, how? please speak newbish...
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    hey there all. im trying 2 set up a second floppy drive, how?
    please speak newbish

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    How do you normally mount a floppy? If you use a GUI, you will have to edit your /etc/fstab file. As root, open it up, and find the line which begins with

    /dev/fd0

    add another line exactly like it, but instead of /dev/fd0 and /mnt/floppy (this might be a bit different depending on the distro, I can't remember what it looks like in knoppix) use /dev/fd1 /mnt/floppy2. Basically, /dev/fd0 is the first floppy device, /dev/fd1 is the second.

    Note that you will have to create the directory /mnt/floppy2.

    If you wanted to mount a floppy to /mnt/floppy via the CLI, just do mount /dev/fd1 /mnt/floppy

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    Quote Originally Posted by psic
    How do you normally mount a floppy? If you use a GUI, you will have to edit your /etc/fstab file. As root, open it up, and find the line which begins with

    /dev/fd0

    add another line exactly like it, but instead of /dev/fd0 and /mnt/floppy (this might be a bit different depending on the distro, I can't remember what it looks like in knoppix) use /dev/fd1 /mnt/floppy2. Basically, /dev/fd0 is the first floppy device, /dev/fd1 is the second.

    Note that you will have to create the directory /mnt/floppy2.

    If you wanted to mount a floppy to /mnt/floppy via the CLI, just do mount /dev/fd1 /mnt/floppy
    normally the 1st floppy is atomaticaly ther on desktop. no need 2 do anything to it. and i dont understand the msg b4. every time i enter ant of the things above i get PERMISSION DENIED

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