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Re: [seul-edu] New to Linux
It looks like it at least recognized your CDROM or floppy, since you
have apparently installed linux.
But to mount a floppy you just need to type either:
mount /mnt/floppy <-- this is if it is setup on /etc/fstab
For a DOS disk, or you can use one of the other flavors of DOS vfat:
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
For most linux disks:
mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
You can type 'man mount' and it should give you more information than
you want to know for now.
Here is a example of mounting a linux disk on a linux system..
(it happens to be a backup boot disk).
[root@mwd-h2 mwd]# grep fd0 /etc/fstab
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy ext2 owner,noauto 0 0
[root@mwd-h2 mwd]# mount /mnt/floppy
[root@mwd-h2 mwd]# cd /mnt/floppy
[root@mwd-h2 floppy]# ls
boot dev etc initrd.img lost+found vmlinuz-2.2.11
> 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
> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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