[CentOS] floppy drives

Mon Apr 8 14:40:21 UTC 2013
Louis Lagendijk <louis at fazant.net>

On Sun, 2013-04-07 at 15:45 -0400, mark wrote:
> Yes, really. I've got hundreds of the damn things here at home, and I 
> want to go through them and get rid of them all.
> But... to do that I want to read them. I have both a 5.25" and a 3.5" 
> drive, both are plugged in, but in the BIOS, all I see is the 3.5". 
> Fine, I figure I'll take care of those.
> Nope. I see /dev/fd0 once I've booted up, but neither konqueror nor 
> mount nor fdisk works - the latter telling me that /dev/fd0 is not a 
> valid block device. After some googling, I tried modprobe floppy, which 
> installed it, but still no joy.
> Anyone have a clue?
> 	mark
Mark, you said that both floppy drives are connected. Could it be that
both are wired to fd0? One drive could be malfunctioning.... Try with
only one drive connected at a time at the end of the cable and see if
that helps...