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Re: [seul-edu] New to Linux

The device file is /dev/fd0  To mount it, as root, execute the following:

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

that should mount it.  If not, the mount command should produce an error,
if it does, please forward that error. 

Do you know what filesystem is on the floppy?  I.e. is it a DOS formatted


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On Tue, 26 Oct 1999, Curtis Nicholson wrote:

> To anyone who has time to help:
> Just Installed RedHat 6.0 with GNOME.  I am using  a brand new 400 Intel
> Celeron with a NEC 31/4 Floppy Disk
> How do I know if Linux recognizes the floppy disk?  What do I look for and
> how do I try it out?
> I think there is a file in /dev  directory called FD0, is this a short cut
> to the Floppy? When I click on it nothing seems to happen (even though I
> have a Linux Boot disk in the Floppy so it will have something to read)
> This device stays unmounted. When I've tried using Linuxconf to mount it I
> get an error saying it doesn't recognize the block.  I'm assuming this isn't
> normal (?) Do I even have to mount it to make it work? Is there a work
> around?
> How do I know for sure that Linux simply just doesn't recognize it?  There
> is no mention of it on the RedHat site.
> I would really appreciate step by step instructions to any solutions as I am
> brand new to Linux.
> Thanks for your help.
> Curt Nicholson cnicholson@brunnet.net