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Old 10-25-2010, 11:50 AM   #1
vandamme
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Thumbs up SOLVED: No Floppy disk access-Ubuntu


OK, I know this is the 21st century, but there are a couple of floppies I needed to access and Ubuntu 10.10 couldn't read 'em. The floppy mounted, but with a disk in the drive I get "Media not found"....well, they work OK on Windoze.

I found the solution on another forum. The latest version of udisks doesn't read floppies, but an old version will. You can't downgrade udisks from Synaptic, but there's a guide to downgrade here:

http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L.../msg02035.html

It worked great, even for a n00b like me.

Unfortunately, this isn't too high on Canonical's list of bug fixes.

jim
 
Old 10-26-2010, 09:03 AM   #2
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