[CentOS] Re: Mounting Floppies

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Fri Jun 20 18:02:40 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 11:54 -0500, Robert Nichols wrote:
> Nigel Kendrick wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
> > Of Ralph Angenendt
> ><sent>

> > Nigel Kendrick wrote:
> >><snip>

> You've tried replacing the drive, and the disk works in your USB floppy drive,
> so about all that's left are the cable and the floppy controller on the
> motherboard.  Probably not much you can do about the latter.

HAH! Oh ye of little faith! You severely underestimate the number of
creative ways the "hoomon" can befuddle hisself!

Based on experience - NOT mine, of course 8-O - the power cable
mentioned in my other post may be bad, the connectors often are not
keyed and the cable may be backwards on one end or the other, older
re-used cables may have micro-fractures (from overuse of their flexible
properties), the jumpers on the floppy (if present) that select
different operating and configurations may be messed up, ...

Well that's all I can think of at the monument (sic).


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