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mounting drive a in a linux

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i have some old unix disks that are on 3.5 and i need to access the data on them, i have loaded up linux and hae been trying to load them but to no success have tried
$ mkdir /mnt/floppy
working through this page
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/introduction-to-mounting-filesystems-in-linux/
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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I have never mounted a floppy in Linux, only a CD.

try mount /dev/floppy  /mnt

What kind of floppy drive. The only one that works for me on modern systems is a USB Floppy drive.
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Please clarify whether you are referring to a 3.5" form-factor HDD or a 3.5" floppy.
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i am trying to view the data on 3.5 floppy disks that i am tring to mount into drive a
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Yes, but is the drive USB or fixed in the machine as was asked a couple of posts ago?

And did you try any of the mount statements above?
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we all would be better in supporting you, if
a) you exactly tell us what you want to do
b) answer exactly what we need to know
c) verify things as suggested by the experts.
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Drive a is Windows name. Under Linux it is fd0. If it doesn't mount, likely your drive is no longer working. Did it work under Windows, and how long ago?
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Put the floppy into drive "A", what does a
   mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy/
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I think my drive has just sucked in too much dust over the years

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thanks for the help got access to the drive whether its any good to me is now anitherquestion
thanks again for the inpu
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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