[NBLUG/talk] Floppy disk is inactive.
sampln at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 17 18:21:01 PDT 2004
On Tue, 2004-08-17 at 15:15, Ian Sutherland wrote:
> [root at localhost dev]# ls -l fd0
> -rw-rw---- 1 isutherl floppy 1474560 Aug 16 07:34 fd0
Your "fd0" is a normal file, not a block device. Strange. Try:
mknod /dev/fd0 b 2 0
(You might have to delete the existing file before it will let you run
the above command.)
This should create a block device appropriate for your floppy drive.
Perhaps someone who knows more about device nodes could explain why it
works (I just read the man page for "mknod" to come up with the above
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