Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Dell floppy on parallel port
- --- John August <johna@...> wrote:
> Hi,The normal FDD module is 'floppy' it should give you a
> I'm trying to get a "Floppy Disk Drive Module" to
> work on a different laptop
> because my laptop's floppy is bung. This means
> plugging it into my laptop's
> printer port to try to get floppy functionality.
> Web pages say that linux automatically handles the
> floppy drive operation
> ... but what drivers does it use ? What goes on
> "behind the scenes" to use
> the printer port ?
> Or is does it happen at the hardware level, where
> the printer port changes to
> something else under the hood ?
device at /dev/fd0 ... I've never used a parallel
interface floppy, so I'm not sure there, but I would
expect something slightly more involved ... Possibly
the parallel-ide module (I don't know the name of that
one) and the ide-floppy (with the same name) ... Under
Windows, parallel drive devices show up as SCSI, but I
don't recall seeing any scsi-floppy modules in the
kernel? Anyhow, I hope some of this at least leads
you in the right direction.