Floppy on fc12 could not find

Robert Nichols rnicholsNOSPAM at comcast.net
Fri Aug 13 00:12:32 UTC 2010

On 08/12/2010 02:00 PM, Vincent Onelli wrote:
>>> Subject: Re: Floppy on fc12 could not find
>>>    On 08/08/2010 12:32 PM, Vincent wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> I am try to use the floppy on Dell Dimension 8300 with fc12 but it
>>>> didn't mount.
>>>> Here is what I did:
>>>> # mkdir /mnt/floppy
>>>> # mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 mnt/floppy
>>>> mount: special device /dev/fd0 does not exist
>>>> I look in the dev directory the fd0 does not exist.
>>>> I will appreciate help
>>>> and thank you in advace
>>>> Vinny
>>> try modprobe floppy first.
>> did, no change.
>> oops.. My apology I recall the previous entry that I was try different
>> dir "etc" I correct to "dev" and every thing works fine.
>> thank you very much.
>> vinny
> I loose the floppy Icon every time I reboot. To get it back I need to
> run "modprobe floppy", this may not be too much of problem, but I still
> can't access the diskette when I try to access it by double click the
> icon the message appears "unable to mount location no media in the
> drive" , by the way the diskette and floppy are OK with windows I also
> try few other diskette. I do not know how to access from command line.
> Any idea what else I could be doing wrong?

I had that problem because I did not have the floppy drive connected
when I did the install.  As a result, anaconda did not create the
/etc/modprobe.d/floppy-pnp.conf file:

     $ cat floppy-pnp.conf
     alias pnp:dPNP0700 floppy
     alias acpi:PNP0700: floppy

With that file in place, my floppy drive gets recognized at boot time
just fine.

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