Debian Multimedia :: How To Mount Floppy Disk Using Squeeze/LXDE?
Sep 11, 2011
I am trying to configure my test Squeze install on an older PC with LXDE desktop, and I can't seem to find anything which would enable me to mount a floppy.Then I tried to use the konsole as root mount -w /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0
But although this device and this mount point exist, nothing is mounted. I double checked with various floppies which I know have data on them and none of them are being mounted. The umount command would I expect be umount /media/floppy0 /dev/fd0...I tried searching the web and this forum and didn't find anything helpful. Can anyone help?
Just installed 64 bit Squeeze on a new build system Athlon quad core 3 GHz and 4 GB of ddr3 in a Gygabyte GA-870A-UD3 rev 2.1 mobo and I can't mount the floppy disk. The onboard controller is an ITE IT8720 chip. The floppy is a generic internal drive - Sony I think.I know the hardware is ok as various versions of Puppy linux mount and unmount it ok and.When I saved I got the message "Unable to mount floppy dev/fd0 is not a valid block device" editing back and saving got "Unable to mount floppy0 dev/fd0 is not a valid block device".Can anyone point me in the right direction?
I have recently installed Xbuntu on my old laptop (An IBM iSeries 2621) - yes its an old piece of kit with a USB 1.0 port, a cd-drive and an internal floppy.My problem is that even though removable media are set to auto-mount in the settings; when I put a floppy disk in, or a CD-ROM, they do not auto-mount so I cant access the disks (the laptop does not have wireless (or even an rj45 port!! - it only has an internal 56k modem) - hence why I REALLY need to get the CD-ROM working and recognised by Xbuntu as I have burned some packages that id like to install to CD-ROM. (a working floppy would definately be a bonus as id like to save my documents there)
I am having a Promise TX4650 RAID controller & trying to create a driver floppy for installing the drivers. Also am using RHEL 5, I can create the driver floppy, but when I type "mount /dev/fd0 /media/floppy" I get error: "mount: mount point /media/floppy does not exist".Can I get the files in a format other than the ext2 floppy image, so that we do not need to use a floppy drive?There is a readme file inside the driver archive & you can use that as a reference.
error message:Unable to scan Floppy Drive for media changes Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
I have an external usb connected floppy drive that I cannot mount.#fdisk -1 does not show the drive, in my ignorance I thought that it being a usb it would be recognized the same as flash drives and my external usb ide hdd are recognized.The drive does work, I have tested it in windows computers.Does the floppy need special settings?This may be related or it may be another issue totally:The floppy is recognized in gparted although I cannot format the disc to fat16 or fat 32 as they are greyed out.
I scored a Dell poweredge 6300 from a local pawn shop. It has the capability to boot from cd-rom, but apparently not with isolinux, which is what the debian installer cd uses. I was able to boot to UBCD411 (Ultimate Boot CD, which uses syslinux), but didn't see any option to boot to a CD (maybe I'm missing something here?). I tried using the boot floppy from this site. I didn't expect it to work (it's from the Woody era), and it did not. I got a message that says SYSLINUX ver.XXXX CBIOS boot failed. I went to [URL].. and looked for a boot floppy image for Lenny, but apparently it doesn't exist. I did however find the boot floppy image for Etch.
To be honest, even if I did find the Lenny floppy boot image, I'm not sure how to use it to point the system to the installer CD. So, I have two questions:
1) Does anyone know of a boot floppy image for Lenny, or if I could use the Etch boot floppy image?
2) How would one boot from floppy, then point the system to the installer CD?
System info: (4) Xeon Pentium 2 processors 500 Mhz (6) UltraSCSI hard drives (1) SCSI cd-rom drive (1) SCSI dvd-rom drive (1) Floppy drive (1) 10/100 NIC
I'm open to any other suggestions as to how I could install Debian Lenny on this machine.
I just discovered how much Debian when paired with LXDE sucks! I thought it was a good match, low resource DE with Debian, supposed to be stable and secure, right? Debian Squeeze and LXDE is one big BUG! What garbage! Too many damn bugs.
I installed Synaptic Package Manager but it went into three places in the menu but only one of them works. So, how do I know which one to choose? Really crazy. Also, I cannot mount my drive when connected via usb. But, my laptop only has usb ports and no eSATA. I now have to look for a new OS and DE because this one is a disaster.
I installed Squeeze on an Acer Extensa 4420. My desktop is KDE. The problem is that I cannot mount DVD/CD in my laptop.
Here is my fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
I installed debian 7 lxde from lxde cd. It freezes on logging in (i.e keyboard doesn't work,desktop freezes and only mouse pointer works.But,I can't select or view anything.Only mouse pointer can be moved.).
But,If I do not login with the display manager and login (my username and not root) via another terminal like tty3 or tty4 using alt+ctrl+F3 or F4,everything works fine.
I have issue with cpufreq frontend in LXDE, I cant change governor. I am in powerdev group. Maybe I dont have permission to change governor with this plugin. I am using Debian Squeeze. Please what can I do, I can change the gowernor: cpufreq-set -g ... , but I want to do that like normal user in cpufreq frontend in LXDE.
I have a system with Windows installed. Now I got a second hard disk on which I want to install Debian. After installation I have a dual boot system or I have to manually configure GRUB? Thnak you and I'm sorry fo my inexperience.
I am trying to load Debian Squeeze from a net install CD on an old Wallstreet laptop. I am using BootX in OS 9.2. The problem I have is after the install gets to the bootloader section I tell it to continue without a bootloader, then open a shell so I can mount the Mac hard drive and copy the kernel and image file to the correct places. However, the Mac drive does not show up using df. I tried mounting to /dev/hda8 ( I know this is where the Mac HD is supposed to be) but get device not found error. I recall in previous version (etch) installing from full CD I had the option to install hfsutil, but I did not get that option with this netinstall CD. I changed the debconf priority to low hoping I would get more options of software to install but to no avail. Any ideas on how to get the kernel and image file to the Mac hard drive?
I am using Wheezy LXDE amd64 and I want to remove Iceweasel and install the real Firefox. Now according to this page - URL... Firefox is only there for Ubuntu and Opensuse officially by Mozilla. But since Ubuntu is based on Debian will the firefox for Ubuntu work for Debian ?Also since I am completely new to Linux I need to know how to do the following -:
How to check the dependencies given on URL.... and if necessary update them. For example what are the commands for checking if I have GTK+2.18 or higher and if necessary update that.after extracting Firefox do I need to create any symbolic links ? If so what are they ?Can I install plugins like Adobe Flash Player and update Firefox easily ?
I've been using debian for well over a year, previously with the gnome desktop. I never really liked how much memory and CPU it used, but many things like the hotkeys worked out of the box, and it was relatively easy to configure. After upgrading to Jessie I decided I'd give LXDE a go given it was lightweight and seemed more complete than e17.
However, after over a day struggling to get everything to work just right, I am still unable to use use my hotkeys (volume control, brightness control, etc.). The volume can be controlled through the GUI, but the brightness seems to have no control whatsoever. In any event, I installed the drivers and firmware for the hardware and used the instructions in the link to try and configure the key bindings, but nothing has worked: [URL] ....
:Questions#Change_hotkeys I'm not sure what to do now.
I saw that on every computer in which I installed LXDE on Debian 8 (the problem was not existing on Debian 7.8.0)
So I decided to use mate-desktop-environment but a brand new problem (always ) made his apparition when I try to use tightvncserver on a Mate desktop (no task bar, and memory growing GB after GB up to the memory explosion after 1 or 2 minutes with 16GB RAM -I will post another subject for that once I will know more things about it - since it is, after all, an huge problem causing the computer to crash if "reboot" our "vncserver -kill :1" is not quickly done)
But here talking about LXDE taskbar: others LXDE users, do you have this problem with the icons ?
I managed to install Jessie on my new Lenovo Ideapad 100 and have been trying to put the finishing touches on it. I downloaded FDPowermonitor and the icon showed up right away. Then after a few minutes it went away and hasn't shown back up.
I think I need to modify /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart to include @fdpowermon but I cannot figure out how to have the permission and use a editor I understand.
I just log into LXDE with root... but there has got to be a better way yes? But that didn't work anyway...
By (first step) doing: pcmanfm --set-wallpaper /point-to-new-wallpaper, it change the configuration to the new wallpaper, then, my question is: What is the most correct way to "refresh the desktop screen" (by command line) so that the new wallpaper is then displayed.
And by (second step) doing: lxsession-logout, and choosing 'Logout', the new wallpaper is displayed after the new login. No problem here. Is there a (most correct) way to completely change the picture and activate it by command line (without user intervention)?
Just loaded Squeeze (KDE) onto a partition on my desktop and am a bit alarmed by the disk thrashing thats going on? Damn light on constantly. if I didn't know better I'd think I was using Vista. Is this something to do with 'nepomukservices' that seems to be taking a fair amount of cpu time? Not used to KDE 4 so maybe this is normal.
Actually, the /root- filesystem still gets mounted, for all the others I get the following message:
When I type
But this only happens when using my custom kernel (22.214.171.124). When I use the kernel which was automatically installed (2.6.32-5-amd64), the problem doesn't occur.
Is there a kernel option I should have turned on?
I checked the UUID-numbers from the error messages with the output of "blkid" - they match. The rootfs is on sda2 (which gets mounted without error) - so I tried applying the fstab mount options of sda2 to the other partitions - same problem still. what makes the root partition so special? Is it because it's defined by grub.cfg?
I know the problem has been partly solved in this old thread [URL] .....
Now we have Jessie as stable, yet LXDE doesn't shutdown properly:
On the same computers, Wheezy LXDE shut down very fast
I installed Jessie from the netinstall image.
On a 2007 computer, it's like the old days with a Pentium II running some version of Puppy Linux or Slitaz. The system shuts down after a while but the computer remains on.
On a 2013 laptop, I added the line init=/bin/systemd in the Grub default file as advised on the old thread above. The laptop shuts down after a while, the system first, then the hard disk goes to sleep, then all the leds are off.
If I run the magic command, the computer shutdowns in a breeze, perhaps even quicker than good old Wheezy:
Code: Select all# systemctl poweroff
Now, is this still a systemd bug? Doesn't look like it since the systemctl command works. Is it an LXDE bug? Looks like it in a way - if the LXDE shutdown button enabled the systemctl poweroff command, I suppose the button would work?
Is there a way to make the LXDE shutdown button run the systemctl poweroff command?
I'm glad Wheezy is still with us because I wouldn't install Jessie for newbies — they'd think shutdown (through clicking on a button) is even worse than in Windows.