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How do i get my floppy mounted so i can use.I try to click on icon it said this device not mounted . I have linux .

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Open console.
Use "mount" command to mount drives in linux.
"man mount" for more help in the matter.

I hope you have a linux without the automatic mount capability.

You can get linux with auto mount nowadays.

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The most common thing to be mounted is a hard drive partition. Hard drives are kept in /dev and have different names depending on what type of drive they are. IDE/ATA drives are labelled as /dev/hda, /dev/hdb, /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd (since a PC's IDE interfaces can only handle 4 devices at a time). Note that these can be devices such as IDE/ATA CDROMS, Compact Flash to IDE converters, and some special floppy drives (although they tend to appear mainly in laptops). For SCSI devices the labels are /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc, /dev/sdd, /dev/sde, /dev/sdf, /dev/sdg, /dev/sdh and /dev/sdi (since a SCSI chain can contain up to nine devices). Other types of drive, such as USB, SATA, etc. are mapped to these SCSI devices by Linux. Therefore SATA and USB drives are labelled as /dev/sdX where X is a letter, starting at "a".

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Step2). Insert your floppy connector one end to your USB port of Lap.

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