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Mouting floppy drive under RH 5.1

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I can't seem to mount my floppy drive. it's defaulted to
fd0 but I get a bad superblock or too many drives mounted error. if I try to mount it as fd1 my floppy looks like it's going to mount but then returns the same error. everything else mounts just fine.
And also, as pathetic as it may seem, I don't know how to creat a new file. in particular ppp.sh.
any help in these matters would be greatly appreciated.
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You can use /dev/hd0H1440 as the general device for a HD 2D floppy. To make devices you can use MAKEDEV fdX, where X is your IDE floppy controller.
Try mount -t msdos /dev/fd0H1440 /mnt/floppy
Check if the dir /mnt/floppy exist, if not make it.
Maybe a good spot to look is /proc/interrupts and /proc/ioports for possible hardware conflict.
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This should work:

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
then type cd /mnt/floppy and an ls or dir should show you the files on the floopy

To create a file (ie myfile.conf) in /etc you would type:
vi /etc/myfile.conf
hit the Ins key and type some text
hit Esc
type :wq (saves and exits the file)
you now have a file called /etc/myfile.conf

for help with VI type man vi
for help with mount type man mount

Good Luck
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