[CentOS] floppy drives

Tue Apr 9 17:46:09 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Fred Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 09, 2013 at 12:21:10PM -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> Frank Cox wrote:
>> > On Tue, 9 Apr 2013 10:19:33 -0400
>> > m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hmmm... didn't see it mounted, but I'll try more tonight. Last night
>> >> included a) playing with system, and b) finishing up our federal
>> >> taxes....
>> I also can't seem to find the USB 3.5" drive I borrowed - lsusb sees it
>> (at least since the last reboot), but trying to find it to mount it is
>> something I'm still digging at, and I doubt mtools can find it.
> As far as I remember (I'm not as young as I used to be, and it's been a
> while), the 3.5" USB floppy drive here would recognize a (formatted)
> floppy when inserted and mount it automatically, on Centos 5.x.
> (assuming it contained a recognizable filesystem...)

Even if there's nothing about floppies in /etc/fstab? Or is that something
I need to configure for autofs?
> now that I"m running 6.4, I haven't tried the floppy drive yet.
> (I have piles and stacks and drawers of 5.25 and 3.5 inch floppies with
> various stuff stored on 'em. I used that usb drive (and an internal 5.25
> inch drive) to grab images of all of them (with dd) which I'll eventually
> organize and burn onto CD or DVD, so I can get rid of all the floppies.)

Exactly my goal right now.