Mounting floppy drive for newbies sometimes seems to be difficult task. Especially one who are not well aware of system administration. Normally a new Linux users are recommended to use Ubuntu as a startup OS as its easy and lightweight to use. One of my colleague who just shifted from Microsoft to Linux asked me and this is how I put this article for someone who finds difficult accessing the floppy.
To access the MS-DOS formatted floppy, create a directory and run the specific command to mount your floppy.
#mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
In the above command, -t specify the filesystem type of the floppy. If you have formatted the floppy on Windows system, then you won't find difficult running this command.
/mnt/floppy is a directory where you want to mount the device to access the contents.
How to un-mount the floppy?
To forcefully unmount the floppy(though not recommended)
#umount -f /dev/fd0
To find out where your floppy mounted, you can run the following command:
#dmesg| grep fd