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Friday, March 22, 2013

How to Mount a Floppy Disk in Fedora 13-14

Here's how to Mount a Floppy Disk in Fedora 13-14...

Do a"modprobe floppy" first. 

Then you get the floppy device in /dev: 

/dev/fd0u1040 /dev/fd0u1120 /dev/fd0u1440 /dev/fd0u1600 /dev/fd0u1680 /dev/fd0u1722 /dev/fd0u1743 /dev/fd0u1760 /dev/fd0u1840 /dev/fd0u1920 /dev/fd0u360 /dev/fd0u720 /dev/fd0u800 /dev/fd0u820 /dev/fd0u830 

Now you can create the directory /mnt/floppy and mount your floppy to that point: mount -t msdos /dev/fd0u1440 /mnt/floppy 

See URL: -- Regards Jon Ingason


Or I made an "fd0" folder in "/mnt/" in Krusader "root mode" GUI File Manager. Then do this in the Terminal...
# modprobe floppy
# mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/fd0 -o sync,rw


Then, when I wanted to change floppy out, to read another one. I kept the mount command in my clip board and just added a "u" and pasted in the rest, like this...
"umount /dev/fd0 /mnt/fd0 -o sync,rw" 

Then insert the another floppy disk and mount the floppy drive again... 
"mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/fd0 -o sync,rw"  

Note: This worked fine for reading a floppy disk. But, I couldn't write a new file. Every time I tried and on different Preformatted Dos Flpppy Disks. I got an Error on writing the file...



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