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On 26 Jul 2003 13:08:18 GMT, Theo Vermeulen <Theopatat.org> wrote: > Hi > > I've got a floppy drive (5.25"floppy's) and some old floppy's with some > doents still on it. I've been searching how to get a floppy drive > installed under unix, but it just won't work.. I've also tried knoppix, > because they say it detects hardware, and installs it, but no sign of a > 5.25floppy drive. > > can somebody (please) help me? > Floppy drives are not made to be auto-detected. You need to use the BIOS setup. -- Lazlo's Chinese Relativity Axiom: No ...

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    On 26 Jul 2003 13:08:18 GMT, Theo Vermeulen
    <Theopatat.org> wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > I've got a floppy drive (5.25"floppy's) and some old floppy's with some
    > doents still on it. I've been searching how to get a floppy drive
    > installed under unix, but it just won't work.. I've also tried knoppix,
    > because they say it detects hardware, and installs it, but no sign of a
    > 5.25floppy drive.
    >
    > can somebody (please) help me?
    >
    Floppy drives are not made to be auto-detected. You need to use the
    BIOS setup.


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    No matter how great your triumphs or how tragic your defeats --
    approximately one billion Chinese couldn't care less.
    Bill Marcum Guest

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    Theo Vermeulen <Theopatat.org> wrote:
    > I've been searching how to get a floppy drive installed under unix,
    Plug the drive in a machine, you have to use a PC-class machine,
    install the support for the floppy on your system and that's it.
    *IF* the drive is still functioning...

    Davide
    Davide Bianchi Guest

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    On 26 Jul 2003 15:58:08 GMT, Davide Bianchi wrote:
    > Theo Vermeulen <Theopatat.org> wrote:
    >> I've been searching how to get a floppy drive installed under unix,
    >
    > Plug the drive in a machine, you have to use a PC-class machine,
    > install the support for the floppy on your system and that's it.
    > *IF* the drive is still functioning...
    Yeah, and I would guess the head will fill up with oxide particulate
    and lift up off the media just reading the directory structure. :(
    Bit Twister Guest

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