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Re: [seul-edu] New to Linux

On Tue, Oct 26, 1999 at 07:47:12PM -0300, Curtis Nicholson wrote:
> How do I know if Linux recognizes the floppy disk?  What do I look for and
> how do I try it out?

I don't know if this works with Redhat -- I use Debian.  But it's worth
a try.  There may be a program called "fdmount" (and fdumount to unmount)
that sets it up for you.  This is because it can sometimes be a little
more complicated to mount a floppy, since the format can change (when
you change your floppy disk).

A caveat: you *can't* access /dev/fd0 directly.  That's the name of 
the device, not the files on that device.  Just like /dev/hda1 is the
name of your primary partition (maybe Windows if you are dual booting).
But all your files are somewhere else -- /mnt/fd0, perhaps (it depends
on the distribution... Debian seems to use /fd0), just like /dev/hda1
might be /dos, or simply / (depending on your setup).

Hopefully this at least explains why you are having some of these
problems with floppies particularly.

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