old-polack, thank-you for the help.
I checked "/proc/mounts" and found that "/dev/fd0" was mounted in "/media/disk".
I navigated to "/media/disk/" and found that it holds the contents of the floppy disk.
One problem solved.
Unfortunately, if I swap the floppy disk with another disk, "/media/disk/" does not update.
It does not show the contents of the new disk (it continues to show the contents of the first disk, not the new second disk).
In an attempt to force it to update the contents, I tried clicking on "Floppy ..." in Dolphin. That failed. Just an error message.
So how do I unmount a floppy, and remount a new floppy? (I have not found an unmount option in Dolphin.)
Windows XP does this floppy mount/unmount automatically.
My readings on the web indicate that KDE 4.2 and above should mount/unmount a floppy automatically. (http://forums.opensuse.org/get-help-here/hardware/422165-floppy-disk-drive-problem.html
). Unfortunately, this feature does not seem to be working in PCLinuxOS 2010.
Is there anyway to get PCLinuxOS/KDE/Dolphin to mount/unmount a floppy automatically?
(I'm sorry if my questions are basic. I'm trying to make the transition from XP to Linux. I appreciate your help.)
After further reading, this auto mount/unmount problem appears to be a 2+ year old bug in KDE/Hal that still hasn't been fixed.
So I started looking for a work around.
KDE/Hal and the original Linux mount/umount systems do not handle floppy disks in the same manner.
I discovered that when using Dolphin/KDE/Hal, mounting the floppy in Dolphin does not include the floppy in "/etc/fstab".
This difference leads to further problems.
As su, I unmounted the floppy using "umount /media/disk". But then I couldn't get Dolphin to mount a new floppy.
So I can't use the original Linux approach to unmount a floppy, because it breaks the next mount attempt by Dolphin/KDE/Hal.
So how do I manually tell "Dolphin/KDE/Hal" to unmount the floppy (without having to reboot the whole system)?