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How to use 5.25" floppy drives in Puppy? (Solved)
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Flash
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jan 2017, 22:55    Post subject:  

Oh, I see.
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amigo

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan 2017, 05:06    Post subject:  

'man fd 4' or see here:
https://linux.die.net/man/4/fd

Code:
fdnh1200    1200K    80    15    2    8
fdnh1440    1440K    80    18    2    40

Change 'fdn' to 'fd0' or 'fd1' as needed and experiment with the sizes, as needed.
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AntonySerio

Joined: 10 Jan 2017
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jan 2017, 15:50    Post subject:  

It turns out that the problem was the Epson 800 drive. The two floppy drives share a single floppy connector, and apparently Puppy is unable to detect the 5 1/4 drive. In the documentation that I found for the drive, there was mention of a driver that was needed, and apparently, I didn't have. I installed an older 5 1/4 floppy that was originally in a DOS 3.1 machine, and it turns out that it still works well enough to copy the data.
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AntonySerio

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jan 2017, 23:20    Post subject:  

amigo wrote:
'man fd 4' or see here:
https://linux.die.net/man/4/fd

Code:
fdnh1200    1200K    80    15    2    8
fdnh1440    1440K    80    18    2    40

Change 'fdn' to 'fd0' or 'fd1' as needed and experiment with the sizes, as needed.

I might try that at some point in time. I've started a new job, so I don't have as much time to dedicate to side projects as I would like. I'll keep everybody informed and let you know if I can get the Epson dual drive to work.
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