[CentOS] floppy drives

Thu Apr 11 13:48:39 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Denniston, Todd A CIV NAVSURFWARCENDIV Crane wrote:
>> From: m.roth at 5-cent.us [mailto:m.roth at 5-cent.us]
>> 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.
> Note: the USB floppy may be showing up as /dev/sd[bcd...n]
> At least that is what happened when I used one on RHEL/CentOS5 a while
> back.

I would think, but don't remember seeing it.
> I suggest unplugging the USB floppy, execute `ls /dev/sd* /dev/fd*`,
> plug it in and execute `ls /dev/sd* /dev/fd*`, and then note the
> differences.

Think I tried that, as well as leaving the USB drive in when I bounced the
system to reset the BIOS. USB storage annoys me, half the time it's try to
find it, the camera card being a prime example. I'll try it this evening,
since we *finally* finished all the taxes last night (MD is nasty: their
downloadable pdf forms are encrypted, so not only is it not saveable after
you enter data, like the fed forms are, but you cannot use either print to
CUPS-pdf, nor can you print to a file, then use ps2pdf....)
> {there are probably hal/udev/inotify games you could do, but I like old
> fashioned things.}

Hmmm, don't know them. rescan-scsi-bus... no, I don't *think* that will
register the USB, and I think I mentioned that lsusb shows me the drive,
but I can't identify the driver. Now that I have some time, I'll dig

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