[CentOS] Mounting Floppies

Nigel Kendrick support-lists at petdoctors.co.uk
Fri Jun 20 08:54:52 UTC 2008

Hi - daft one for Friday morning coffee break:
I have been trying to mount floppies on a couple of CentOS5 servers - the
usual "mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy" (yes, /mnt/floppy exists!).
On both servers, the mount command just doesn't come back and I have to hit
CTRL-C. I have tried different media and also changed the floppy drive on
one server, /dev/fd0 is seen as present on both servers and they are enabled
in the BIOS. I have formatted and tested the floppies on my desktop PC
without problems.
In the end, I gave up, stuck a USB floppy on one of the boxes and it mounted
with no problems.
So is it me, CentOS 5 or something else? (Ideas, anyone!?). It could be a
set of duff floppies and three flaky drives (two brand new), but I thought
I'd ask before I spend too much more time on it!
Nigel Kendrick
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