USB floppy in Debian (was Re: Definite menu code rewrite (update - Jul 23))
On Jul 23, Vinicius Kursancew wrote:
> I'm also trying to get my usb floppy to work... if you find a way to
> do it, could you tell me?
This seemed to work for me:
- Include the USB Mass Storage driver in the kernel. (Reboot if needed.)
- Attach floppy drive to a free USB port (BUT not an unpowered hub)
- cat /proc/scsi/scsi
You should find your USB floppy drive in the list. (Mine was
identified as a TEAC something or other, even though it had Toshiba
written on it.)
- Figure out which direct-access SCSI device it is (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.)
- mount -t vfat /dev/sdX /floppy
where X is a, b, c... corresponding to 1st, 2nd, 3rd...
This at least worked with my ACPI-patched 2.4.18. YMMV.
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