[Wine]Access to floppy disk drive from wine-installed programs

Andy Allen andy.allen at virgin.net
Sat Mar 5 10:39:38 CST 2005

Hi Adam,
Many thanks for that tip - actually I was able to create the soft link
using Nautilus and it seems to work fine now!

On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 21:37, Adam Cooper wrote:
> Andy Allen wrote:
> > Can anybody please tell me how to access the floppy disk drive from
> > wine-installed programs? I've installed some basic accounting software
> > which backs-up to floppy (don't laugh!), but when I try to do this I get
> > the message "no removable drives..." even though I've mounted the floppy
> > drive. The CDROM (fake d:) drive is listed in dosdevices, but floppy
> > (fake a: ?) doesn't seem to be. Any suggestions please,
> The dosdevices directory contains sym(bolic)-links to the actual 
> devices. To add the floppy drive you just need to create a new link to 
> the device i.e. /mnt/floppy (or whatever your distro uses). To do this 
> check out the man pages for 'ln'.
> Hope that helps

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