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Old 08-16-2011, 06:34 PM
Jon Ingason
 
Default How to mount floppy?

2011-08-16 19:57, Vinny Onelli skrev:
> Hello,
> I installed vmware and now I would like to install windows Me. The
> windows me CD it is not bootable it came with bootable diskette, vmware
> to install windows need the operating system which is on the floppy. The
> problem is that I could not mount the floppy, (I am using Fedora 14) I
> try few suggested away in the past with no result. Is the floppy
> supported in Fc14? and if it is I would appreciate direction of how to,
> thank you in advance. Vinny
>

Do a"modprobe floppy" first. Then you get the floppy device in /dev:

/dev/fd0u1040
/dev/fd0u1120
/dev/fd0u1440
/dev/fd0u1600
/dev/fd0u1680
/dev/fd0u1722
/dev/fd0u1743
/dev/fd0u1760
/dev/fd0u1840
/dev/fd0u1920
/dev/fd0u360
/dev/fd0u720
/dev/fd0u800
/dev/fd0u820
/dev/fd0u830

Now you can create the directory /mnt/floppy and mount your floppy to
that point:

mount -t msdos /dev/fd0u1440 /mnt/floppy

See URL:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/fedora-35/fedora-13-mounting-floppy-813466/

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Old 08-16-2011, 07:29 PM
Paul Allen Newell
 
Default How to mount floppy?

On 8/16/2011 10:57 AM, Vinny Onelli wrote:
> Is the floppy
> supported in Fc14?
>
See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=567533 (amongst other
bugs). My floppy drive has been dead for a couple releases ... I figure
that media has gone the way of the 8-track tape

Paul

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Old 08-16-2011, 07:52 PM
Alan Cox
 
Default How to mount floppy?

On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:29:44 -0700
Paul Allen Newell <pnewell@cs.cmu.edu> wrote:

> On 8/16/2011 10:57 AM, Vinny Onelli wrote:
> > Is the floppy
> > supported in Fc14?
> >
> See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=567533 (amongst other
> bugs). My floppy drive has been dead for a couple releases ... I figure
> that media has gone the way of the 8-track tape

I think thats more of an upstream thing. Basically the floppy driver
isn't used any more and has no real maintainer. If you want your floppy
to work and like arguing with well documented but ancient hardware
that rather like a grumpy old relative plays up and sulks if not treated
the way it wants then it's your opportunity for a moment of retro-glory.

Alan
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:52 AM
"Daniel B. Thurman"
 
Default How to mount floppy?

On 08/16/2011 11:34 AM, Jon Ingason wrote:
> 2011-08-16 19:57, Vinny Onelli skrev:
>> Hello,
>> I installed vmware and now I would like to install windows Me. The
>> windows me CD it is not bootable it came with bootable diskette, vmware
>> to install windows need the operating system which is on the floppy. The
>> problem is that I could not mount the floppy, (I am using Fedora 14) I
>> try few suggested away in the past with no result. Is the floppy
>> supported in Fc14? and if it is I would appreciate direction of how to,
>> thank you in advance. Vinny
>>
> Do a"modprobe floppy" first. Then you get the floppy device in /dev:
>
> /dev/fd0u1040
> /dev/fd0u1120
> /dev/fd0u1440
> /dev/fd0u1600
> /dev/fd0u1680
> /dev/fd0u1722
> /dev/fd0u1743
> /dev/fd0u1760
> /dev/fd0u1840
> /dev/fd0u1920
> /dev/fd0u360
> /dev/fd0u720
> /dev/fd0u800
> /dev/fd0u820
> /dev/fd0u830
>
> Now you can create the directory /mnt/floppy and mount your floppy to
> that point:
>
> mount -t msdos /dev/fd0u1440 /mnt/floppy
>
> See URL:
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/fedora-35/fedora-13-mounting-floppy-813466/
>
Worked for me on F13. Cannot speak for later versions.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:50 AM
Paul Allen Newell
 
Default How to mount floppy?

On 8/16/2011 7:52 PM, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
>
>> mount -t msdos /dev/fd0u1440 /mnt/floppy
>>
>> See URL:
>> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/fedora-35/fedora-13-mounting-floppy-813466/
>>
> Worked for me on F13. Cannot speak for later versions.

I am off floppys at this point, but I'd be curious to see if anyone
tries this on F14.

Paul
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:56 AM
Frantisek Hanzlik
 
Default How to mount floppy?

Paul Allen Newell wrote:
> On 8/16/2011 7:52 PM, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
>>
>>> mount -t msdos /dev/fd0u1440 /mnt/floppy
>>>
>>> See URL:
>>> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/fedora-35/fedora-13-mounting-floppy-813466/
>>>
>> Worked for me on F13. Cannot speak for later versions.
>
> I am off floppys at this point, but I'd be curious to see if anyone
> tries this on F14.
>
> Paul

MAKEDEV fd # 'yum install MAKEDEV' if isn't
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppypoint # should select right floppy format

(as root) works for me at 2.6.40-4.fc15.i686.PAE

Franta Hanzlik
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:47 PM
Terry Polzin
 
Default How to mount floppy?

sleazy easy solution, get a USB floppy drive, then the media will appear
as /dev/sdX. That's what I did for those rare occasions when I have to
retrieve a file off of old media. I still have a digital camera that
uses floppy media too.


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Old 08-17-2011, 04:41 PM
"Daniel B. Thurman"
 
Default How to mount floppy?

On 08/16/2011 11:50 PM, Paul Allen Newell wrote:
> On 8/16/2011 7:52 PM, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
>>> mount -t msdos /dev/fd0u1440 /mnt/floppy
>>>
>>> See URL:
>>> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/fedora-35/fedora-13-mounting-floppy-813466/
>>>
>> Worked for me on F13. Cannot speak for later versions.
> I am off floppys at this point, but I'd be curious to see if anyone
> tries this on F14.
>
> Paul
Ok, I loaded the LiveCD F14, opened a terminal,
typed: modprobe floppy, opened Computer icon,
the umounted floppy icon appears, inserted the w95
floppy, double-clicked floppy icon, it mounted, displayed
w95 contents. So, it worked. Note: if floppy was inserted
prior to modprobe, it does not automount - you have to
double-click the unmounted floppy in order to see the
contents. Older versions of Fedora used to automount
the floppy when it was inserted - this feature was removed
in later fedora versions, or so it seems.

I tried the same for LiveCD F15, did modprobe for which
the unmounted floppy icon appeared, but I was not able
to mount nor open floppy. This mechanism appears to be
broken. Did not try the manual mount as posted in this
thread.

FWIW,
Dan

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Old 08-17-2011, 04:47 PM
"Daniel B. Thurman"
 
Default How to mount floppy?

On 08/17/2011 09:41 AM, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> On 08/16/2011 11:50 PM, Paul Allen Newell wrote:
>> On 8/16/2011 7:52 PM, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
>>>> mount -t msdos /dev/fd0u1440 /mnt/floppy
>>>>
>>>> See URL:
>>>> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/fedora-35/fedora-13-mounting-floppy-813466/
>>>>
>>> Worked for me on F13. Cannot speak for later versions.
>> I am off floppys at this point, but I'd be curious to see if anyone
>> tries this on F14.
>>
>> Paul
> Ok, I loaded the LiveCD F14, opened a terminal,
> typed: modprobe floppy, opened Computer icon,
> the umounted floppy icon appears, inserted the w95
> floppy, double-clicked floppy icon, it mounted, displayed
> w95 contents. So, it worked. Note: if floppy was inserted
> prior to modprobe, it does not automount - you have to
> double-click the unmounted floppy in order to see the
> contents. Older versions of Fedora used to automount
> the floppy when it was inserted - this feature was removed
> in later fedora versions, or so it seems.
>
> I tried the same for LiveCD F15, did modprobe for which
> the unmounted floppy icon appeared, but I was not able
> to mount nor open floppy. This mechanism appears to be
> broken. Did not try the manual mount as posted in this
> thread.
>
> FWIW,
> Dan
Added info: On reboot, one has to modprobe all over
again (F13, 14). Auto-detection of floppy device no longer
works, or so it seems.

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Old 08-17-2011, 05:01 PM
"T.C. Hollingsworth"
 
Default How to mount floppy?

On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 9:47 AM, Daniel B. Thurman <dant@cdkkt.com> wrote:
> Added info: *On reboot, one has to modprobe all over
> again (F13, 14). Auto-detection of floppy device no longer
> works, or so it seems.

Just run:

echo modprobe floppy >> /etc/rc.local

to add that command to rc.local so it is run on every boot.
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