[SATLUG] floppy issue

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Sat Apr 4 06:56:11 CDT 2015


On Fri, Apr 03, 2015 at 07:24:52PM -0500, Craig wrote:
> > > *Borries Demeler* wrote
> > > ...
> > > I suspect some incompatibility between the mobo and the fd0 driver.
> > > I can't find anything useful on google and was just wondering if someone has
> > > come across this type of issue before and knows some remedy?
> > > thanks, and happy Easter to everyone!
> > Is this an old ide/eide pin style ribbon attachment or usb?
> >
> > What's the value for KERNEL=="fd*", ENV{ID_DRIVE_FLOPPY} in
> /lib/udev/rules.d/80-udisks.rules?  It needs to be ="1" to enable floppy
> support!

This is my line:

KERNEL=="fd*", ENV{ID_DRIVE_FLOPPY}="1"

> (Note:  there's a pc floppy drives section, a usb floppy drives section,
> and ata zip drives section!)
> quick check: lsmod | grep -i floppy
> floppy utilities are in fdutils package.  fdutils doesn't work with usb
> floppies!

It's internally connected, but not as USB. It's a flat ribbon connector.

> What does dmesg show the floppy as? e.g. sdd?

/dev/fd0:

[    0.863175] Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M

> udisks or lsusb command will list what device the floppy is under if it's a
> usb floppy.
> udisks --mount /dev/sdd
> will mount the usb floppy if it's /dev/sdd.

Can't mount it with udisks, tried that.

-b.
> 
> Craig
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