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Re: problem: floppy access



"T.V.Gnanasekaran" wrote:

> If I try to mount as root, I get this:
> mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device
>
> If I use mdir (mtools), I get this:
> Can't open /dev/fd0: Device not configured
> Cannot initialize 'A:'
>
> What is the problem?
>
> My fd0 device file looks like this:
> brw-rw----   1 root     floppy     2,   0 Mar  3  1999 /dev/fd0
>
> Any suggestions, remedies?
>
> -gnana

You need install floppy driver. Ether by recompiling kernel with floppy support
or using module.

First I'd suggest to try "modprobe floppy", followed by "lsmod" which should list
floppy.
If it's listed then you'd be able to mount /dev/fd0.

Alex



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