[CentOS] floppy drives

Sun Apr 7 19:45:09 UTC 2013
mark <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

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?