can't open floppy disc

James Hogarth james.hogarth at
Wed Aug 11 05:54:55 UTC 2010

> My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to you and the rest of the
> family.
> Having gone through this a number of times I quite understand.
> However, the best thing you can do now is to get some sleep - won't be
> easy, but you just have to. A bit more sadness is yet to come so you
> must be in a better frame of mind....
> (And don't pay any mind to this BIOS thingie :-) .)
> BC

Thank you ... been awake since 3am today and not had much sleep anyway
since he went into the hospice last week... been answering emails in
one tab, buying GoG games in another and working in a third to
distract myself...

Anyway that is totally off topic at this point and doesn't help the OP at all ;)

Hopefully he comes back with /var/log/messages output so we can see if
his usb floppy is being presented as /dev/fd0 or something else and
arrange mount instructions as appropriate...

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