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    mounting a floppy drive


    Hi
    Can somebody tell me how to mount a floppy drive and have read write access to it. My distro is Fedora 3
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    It's probably as simple as opening a terminal and typing

    mount /dev/floppy /mnt/floppy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatline
    It's probably as simple as opening a terminal and typing

    mount /dev/floppy /mnt/floppy
    Actually, in FC3, the default arrangement is to mount it in /media/floppy. It should be set up in fstab already and I think it might be auto-mount by default. So, apoorv_khurasia you should first try to just put the floppy in the drive and then wait a minute to see if it will be automatically mounted: if it is, it will appear on the desktop and in the filemanager. If it doesn't appear, then try 'mount /dev/fd0 /media/floppy' like Flatline suggested. And if that doesn't work, 'mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy' might, but I think you'll need to 'mkdir /mnt/floppy' first.
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    Haven't messed with Fedora much (legacy RH knowledge). Didn't realize that they, too, have moved to the /media directory.
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    I had tried all this already but nothing happened the terminal does not even return an error message. My fstab looks like this
    /dev/floppy /mnt/floppy auto pamconsole,ro,exec,noauto,mamaged 0 0
    thanks to all.
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    If it didn't return an error message, it may have worked. Can you see the contents of /media/floppy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by apoorv_khurasia
    I had tried all this already but nothing happened the terminal does not even return an error message. My fstab looks like this
    /dev/floppy /mnt/floppy auto pamconsole,ro,exec,noauto,mamaged 0 0
    thanks to all.
    This suggests to me that you have mounted the drive succesfully, but looking at your fstab I see a ro which stands for Read Only, change that to rw which stands for Read/Write. Now you should be able to read and write the floppy.

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    No what i meant was that it does not return to a prompt it gets stuck there and no messages are displayed and the folder /mnt/floppy remains empty
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    No what i meant was that it does not return to a prompt it gets stuck there and no messages are displayed and the folder /mnt/floppy remains empty. I have waited for 10 -15 minutes also but it remains as such i.e. it does not return a prompt
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    apoorv_khurasia, ahve you tried changing the /etc/fstab line so it had rw instead of ro?

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