[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Floppies

doverosx at gmail.com doverosx at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 08:35:40 PST 2010


Ian Robinson wrote:
> Re:  Testing Floppies:
>
> First, boot probe recognizes the floppy:
>
> IR at pcbsd-5459]/home/IR(6)% dmesg | grep fd0
> fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
> [IR at pcbsd-5459]/home/IR(7)%
>
> 2.  Dolphin does not auto-recognize floppies.  I got the same error
> message in Dolphin as Dru and Al.
>
> 3.  Regarding what Al said about editing /etc/devfs:
>
>   
>> However it may be some devfs permissions issue or something similar.
>> Check etc/devfs.conf and maybe
>> duplicate any permissions for cd* to fd*
>>
>> Al
>>     
>
> I put this line into /etc/devfs.conf to mirror the cd permissions,
> restarted, and tested, but it did not work.
>
> perm    /dev/fd0        0666
>
>
> 4.  Kris' testing request to try using #mount -t msdosfs /dev/fd0 /mnt
> at the command line did work or, now that -t msdosfs variation is
> deprecated, #mount_msdosfs /dev/fd0 /mnt.
>
> 5.  I adopted Dru Lavigne's method used in The Best of FreeBSD Basics,
> p. 259 (shameless plug for her book) by creating a mount point at
> /mnt/floppy and editing /etc/fstab with the following line:
> /dev/fd0             /mnt/floppy     msdos   rw,noauto               0       0
>
> It did not automount the floppy, it did not mount using Dru's mount
> /floppy command, but it did accept a cli command using the complete
> path of #mount /mnt/floppy as this output shows:
> #
> #root at pcbsd-5459# pwd
> #/mnt
> #root at pcbsd-5459# ls
> #floppy
> #root at pcbsd-5459# mount /floppy
> #mount: /floppy: unknown special file or file system
> #root at pcbsd-5459# mount /mnt/floppy
> #mount: Using "-t msdosfs", since "-t msdos" is deprecated.
> #root at pcbsd-5459# ls -l /mnt/floppy
> #total 164
> #-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  18709 Feb 22  2007 Converse Loan Policy.wpd
> #-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  27231 Feb 21  2007 Converse Owners Policy.wpd
> #root at pcbsd-5459#
>
> Ian Robinson
> Salem, Ohio
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>   
Does FUSE handle this stuff and pass the block device info to Dolphin? 
Boy I wish I knew more about how KDE works...it seems like a "simple" 
library include is missing here.


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