Le 08/04/2013 02:23, mark a écrit : > On 04/07/13 19:53, John R. Dennison wrote: >> On Sun, Apr 07, 2013 at 07:35:17PM -0400, mark wrote: >>>> >>>> ls -l /dev/fd? >>>> >>>> What do you see? >>>> >>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Apr 7 15:03 /dev/fd -> /proc/self/fd/ >> >> Interesting as that doesn't match the pattern /dev/fd? >> >> fd0 should have been shown by the ls -l /dev/fd? pattern so is that a >> broken link? >> > Ok, ll /dev/fd - which is a directory - shows it pointing to > /proc/self/fd/. Under tghat is 0-3, where 0-2 are links to /dev/pts/0, > *all* the same. 3 is a link to /proc/5038/fd/, which does not exist. you were asked to type ls -l /dev/fd? the question mark is part of what you have to type... another poster explained that /dev/fd/ has nothing to do with floppies. >> >> If this still fails ensure that the device is enabled in the system's >> bios. Speaking of that, is the device seen at boot time? >> >> "dmesg | grep ^Floppy" or "grep ^Floppy /var/log/dmesg" should show fd0 >> and a size. > > > Is it time to try MAKEDEV? maybe first try ls -l /dev/fd? and then dmesg Note that I've had a lot of old floppies that were dead when I tried to read them after many years. For me, 3/3 isn't conclusive. I would try to read at least 10 or 20 floppies before deciding that it's a drive or driver issue.