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Unable to Access Floppy Drive in Linux Mint 6 solved

Postby cvbn on Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:19 pm

I have installed Linux Mint 6 on my comp.
The problem I have now is, my floppy drive will be not detected.
What shall I do to be able to R/W floppy disks on Linux Mint 6?
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Re: Unable to Access Floppy Drive in Linux Mint 6

Postby Husse on Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:48 pm

It seems that floppy support is not loaded by default and I found:
Just open a terminal and type:

sudo modprobe floppy

when done load the floppy drive using:

sudo mount /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0
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Re: Unable to Access Floppy Drive in Linux Mint 6

Postby cvbn on Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:09 am

Thanks for replaying.

Yes, it seems that during the regular installation the floppy support was not loaded even the floppy drive was there.
And the floppy drive is OK. I am using it on Windows.
I have done the following:

sudo modprobe floppy
executed, no answer in terminal

sudo mount /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0
executed, answer: mount point /media/floppy0 does not exist

sudo mkdir /media/floppy0
executed, the folder floppy0 is now in /media

sudo mount /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0
executed, answer: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device

Start the Live CD Linux Mint 6
KO, Floppy drive will be not detected

Start Live CD Linux Mint 5 r1
OK, The floppy drive will be detected


It seems the floppy drive installation routin was removed completely from Linux Mint 6.

But I need the floppy drive.
Any suggestions how to intall the floppy drive on Linux Mint 6?
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Re: Unable to Access Floppy Drive in Linux Mint 6

Postby Husse on Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:56 am

I did some searching for floppy+intrepid to find out about floppy support and found that it is not there by default and copied the solution above without further thinking (it is undoubtedly correct :))
But as you knew it is not complete.
Apart from making the mount folder you have to make sure /etc/fstab contains
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/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0

I now remember that the mount command may need the device in fstab so edit and try again
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Re: Unable to Access Floppy Drive in Linux Mint 6

Postby distoaddict on Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:05 am

I got my floppy to work by adding floppy to /etc/modules
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Solved: Unable to Access Floppy Drive in Linux Mint 6

Postby cvbn on Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:27 pm

The problem is solved.

The change in /etc/fstab did not solve the problem.
But additionaly to previous changes, after I wrote floppy in
/etc/modules

the floppy drive was recognised.

Now I can read/write the floppy disks.
Time to time after the first double click I get the message:

Cannt mount volume.
Unable to mount the volume.

But ater click on OK and again double click the floppy disk will be open.

Tnx for help Husse & distoaddict
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