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I cannot for love or money seem to get the floppy drive working. I have recently installed RedHat 6.0 and I know about 'mounting'. I can mount and operate the CD just fine. I can work from the command line - or I can go into linuxconf, select 'access local drive',select mount dev/fd0, and be told the mount was succesful. But if try to see the contents, I get nothing, or if I try to copy a file or directory (mindful of ext2 compatability) I get 'Could not make a directory' (for dir's) or 'Could not write [file x]. Perhaps access denied'.
      What is going on here? Anyone??
            -Thanks Alan
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caramilk earned 50 total points
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try this
mread a:

this reads a MSDOS floppy

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by:alanhll
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..this is very confusing. Yes, thanks 'mread a:' does work. Strangely enough this time booting up I noticed "dev/fd0 is not a valid block device (Mount failed)". Is this normal, to be getting all these error messages? I notice too that after I try and copy files across to the floppy, disk nav. refuses to open, as if there has been a sort of mini crash...
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