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Re: no floppy controller found

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 10:40:25 +0900
Cyprian Laskowski <swagbelly@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a Dell Inspiron 1150, with one of these external floppy drives.
> The floppy drive works fine under windows xp, and I also used it
> without problems when installing debian the first time.  However,
> debian linux is not recognizing it.
> "mount /dev/fd0 /floppy" yields this in dmesg:
> ,----
> | inserting floppy driver for 2.4.27-1-386
> | devfs_mk_dir(floppy): using old entry in dir: c12cb320 ""
> | floppy0: no floppy controllers found
> `----
> I have browsed some related postings, but am still not sure how to
> proceed.  Any pointers/ideas would be greatly appreciated.
> cyp

I think we'd need more info to help you. Is it an usb drive? If so, you need
the appropriate usb driver. Is it running as a native floppy? Then there's
a real problem

Regards, Alexander Toresson

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