[SATLUG] floppy issue

Craig sargonemail at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 02:27:22 CDT 2015


Have you tried:
sudo modprobe floppy
and then
udisks --mount /dev/fd0

On Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 1:46 AM, Craig <sargonemail at gmail.com> wrote:

> Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu on Sat Apr 11 17:25:57 CDT
> 2015 wrote:
> > Finally got back to this.
> > Here is what I find:
> >
> > * I can boot an old dos/windows95 floppy from the drive just fine
> ..
> > * mounting the old or newly formatted floppies under Linux is impossible:
>   ...
> >
> > * formatting the floppies under Linux with any filesystem seems to
> succeed at
> > first, including all Linux or windows or msdos file systems, at least
> there is
> > no error message.
> >
> > * mounting such formatted filesystems under Linux returns the same exact
> error
> > as above:
>   ...
> >
> > Any idea?
> ...
>
> It sounds like the floppy controller for /dev/fd0 is not associated with
> the traditional floppy controller (could be ata, ide/eide, pata, usb, scsi,
> etc)
> In not totally correct technical terms, need to figure out first which
> bus/controller /dev/fd0 is being associated with.
> (e.g. hard drive bus example: ata, ide, eide, scsi, usb.
>  Tools for each are different, so just saying /dev/harddrive would NOT
> indicate if ata, ide, eide, scsi or usb hard drive tools/modules are
> needed!)
> e.g. fdutils will not work with a usb floppy!
> The output of the command: floppy -p
> would provide appropriate information to figure out what's going on.
>
> Craig
>
>


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