I love Fedora Core! Thank you!
cave.dnb at tiscali.fr
Thu Jun 15 22:58:24 UTC 2006
On Friday 16 June 2006 00:16, Douglas Phillipson wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > I spent about three months away from FC while I was trying out
> > Kubuntu. While I found Kubuntu to be very easy to use, I was
> > constantly running into roadblocks installing software or configuring
> > the system how I like it. So I decided to install FC5 this week.
> > After a long fight with three harddrives, a brand new DVD burner, and
> > faulty internet connection, I almost gave up on even downloading the
> > huge distro that FC is and considered just updating to the newest
> > [k]Ubuntu. But I stuck with it, and I'm glad that I did. I love yum, I
> > love KDE, and I like having the latest stable software. After using
> > KDE 3.5.4 on FC4 going back to 3.5 was like a smack on the back of the
> > neck in Kubuntu.
> I would like to go on record as in full agreement. Thank you to the
> developers of Fedora. It's a wonderful distro. I won't upgrade to FC5
> though until the floppy issue is fixed under KDE. FC4 works fine on all
> my laptops and desktops.
> Doug P
Hi Doug. I think I've sort of fixed the floppy problem. Admittadly this is a
workaround. I was always happy with the ROM drives, and the floppy being
in /etc/fstab on FC4 and earlier vesions of FC.
Anyway I've at least got access to the floppy again by recreating the entry
in /etc/fstab . This way you can use Kdiskfree to mount, then open in file
manager the floppy disc.
su to root on the CLI. type, mkdir /media/floppy
Next, open a text editor, kwrite ,gedit,or your choice. Go to /etc/fstab , and
add a new line as below.
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
You can probably miss out the kudzu bit, as I copied it from FC2.
Anyway, it works ok with FC5, and using Kdiskfree, I can mount, and open
floppies in a file manager.
It's a bugger when they keep changing the goalposts eh!
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