need to add my floppy drive to my fstab

Asked by tlcasey100 on 2009-03-29

need to use my floppy drive but kubuntu doesnt seem to know its there. need to add to my fstabIf all works for automatically mount floppy kernel module modify /etc/modules:
        sudo gedit /etc/modules
                add at the end of file this row:
        floppy

And add this line inside /etc/fstab:
          /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,auto,user,sync 0 0
Please explain add to the end of this row, what row
how do add something to the fstab
I can try the formatter but it gives me a internal error divice no defined message and thanks for your help.

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Hi the necessary steps are:
1) Create a mount folder in /media
         sudo mkdir floppy0

2)Change privileges
         sudo chmod g+rwx floppy0
         sudo chmod o-rx floppy0

3)Load floppy kernel module
         sudo modprobe floppy

4)Try to mount floppy with icon or:
         sudo mount /dev/fd0 floppy0

If all works for automatically mount floppy kernel module modify /etc/modules:
        sudo gedit /etc/modules
                add at the end of file this row:
        floppy

And add this line inside /etc/fstab:
          /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,auto,user,sync 0 0

tlcasey100 (tlcasey100) said : #2

Hi the necessary steps are:
1) Create a mount folder in /media
         sudo mkdir floppy0

2)Change privileges
         sudo chmod g+rwx floppy0
         sudo chmod o-rx floppy0

3)Load floppy kernel module
         sudo modprobe floppy

4)Try to mount floppy with icon or:
         sudo mount /dev/fd0 floppy0

If all works for automatically mount floppy kernel module modify /etc/modules:
        sudo gedit /etc/modules
                add at the end of file this row:
        floppy

And add this line inside /etc/fstab:
          /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,auto,user,sync 0 0
add floppy to what row and how do I add this to the fstab
Thanks

Add "floppy" at the end of /etc/modules file.
Add "/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,auto,user,sync 0 0" at the end of /etc/fstab

tlcasey100 (tlcasey100) said : #4

the mount worked as advertised so what should the command look like when you add floppy at the end of the /etc/modules

tlcasey100 (tlcasey100) said : #5

my meaning is that when I put in sudo mount /dev/fd0 floppy0 I got a reaction out of the floppy drive but it will not read a disc or format one. it

Sorry it is an error in command "mount".
You have create folder:
        /media/floppy0

To mount floppy launch:
       sudo mount /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0

For view the content use:
        ls /media/floppy0

To unmount floppy launch:
        sudo umount /media/floppy0

Have you tried to use icon?

tlcasey100 (tlcasey100) said : #7

Thanks a lot guy for your help and that fixed the problem
Casey