/dev/fd0 is not a valid block device
matt.morgan-fedora-list at brooklynmuseum.org
Fri Apr 9 21:11:25 UTC 2004
On 04/09/2004 04:17 PM, Rick Stevens wrote:
> Matt Morgan wrote:
>> Thanks to Rick and James!
>> I figured it out, and it was really pretty dumb. I wanted to follow
>> Rick's tip, that the light would be on full-time if I had the cable
>> backwards. Since I hadn't seen the light go on ever, I figured, maybe
>> it's broken. So I opened up the case, and saw that I'd forgotten to
>> plug the floppy drive into power. I guess the moral of this story is,
>> hwbrowser may show you hardware that you don't have :-).
> It saw the floppy _controller_, not the drive.
But the controller might have been controlling and kind of floppy drive,
and it was telling me I had a 3.5" 1.44Mb HD floppy, so it was
>> James--I sure wanted to try it with a floppy I knew was working, but
>> 99% of the floppies we have around here are USB (long story). I had
>> tried to plug one of those in, and it didn't work all by itself, so I
>> decided to try a good old-fashioned internal drive. Of which we have
>> very, very few. Thanks.
> I think James meant a floppy disk, not the drive.
Makes sense, thanks.
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