Fedora Core 1 questions...
From: Paul Allen Panks (panks_at_sdf.lonestar.org)
Date: Sun, 9 May 2004 04:02:29 +0000 (UTC)
I just installed Fedora Core 1 on my system last night. My system is a
dual-boot computer, running Windows XP on one harddirve, and Fedora Core 1
on the other.
However, when I tried inserting a floppy formatted in Windows XP, Fedora
balked and failed to recognize the disk drive (3.5", 1.44 MB). The disk
contains a few misc. .tar.gz programs that extract and run under Linux.
I tried formatting a floppy disk in the common Linux format, and it took
several minutes to format the disk (low-level format). This appeared to
work, although I have yet to move any test files on it to verify if it
Also, I am a relative newbie to Linux, and want to be able to download
Linux freeware/shareware utilities on my Windowx XP system, which can then
be transferred to my other harddrive containing Fedora Core 1. However,
"df" and "du" only provide information on the hard drive and type of file
formats used on each drive.
Do I need to download NTFS-capable kernel updates? Fedora Core doesn't
seem to recognize the disks I insert into my floppy drive, and I want to
be able to read Windows XP-formatted floppy diskettes under Linux.
Any ideas or suggestions are welcome.
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