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Old 11-06-2008, 04:17 PM   #1
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Question Ubuntu 8.1 wont use the floppy disk drive


Hello

I've reciently upgraded to the new Ubuntu (never did the beta) through the web
For some reason, I can't access the floppy disk through any way

help me
 
Old 11-07-2008, 01:18 PM   #2
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Ubuntu 8.10 : Yes, you are right, the ubuntu guys probably think :
No floppy users anymore !

It is possible to do, and what I am showing you now,
probably will have a much easier solution :

1) 'sudo modprobe floppy'
(if any doubt, do 'lsmod | grep floppy'

2) 'sudo mkdir /mnt/floppy'

3) 'ls /dev | grep fd0' and if no "fd0"
do 'cd /dev' and ' sudo MAKEDEV fd0'

4) add this line to /etc/fstab :
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto user,exec,rw,noauto 0 0

5) 'sudo mount /mnt/floppy'

6) go to /mnt/floppy in the file manager to watch files.

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Old 11-11-2008, 07:32 PM   #3
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after I did modprobe (the first time, accessing it immediately), it's calling it floppy5
Who are the developers!?
I need to send a complaint and ask for a fix
the /media file is still floppy0.....

Last edited by Windows to Linux; 11-11-2008 at 08:41 PM. Reason: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 11-18-2008, 04:53 PM   #4
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never mind the last thread
but I would like to complain, if I loose my flash drive how can I move my data without wearing out my CD-RW, can't rewrite them a lot

I upgraded from 8.04, all files are ready after modprobe, and the Floppy Disk Drive floder is in /media

Any way to make Ubuntu do a modprobe floppy when it boots?

Last edited by Windows to Linux; 12-16-2008 at 11:01 AM. Reason: hmmm...
 
Old 02-14-2009, 09:15 PM   #5
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Lightbulb Make Floppy Drive Work in Ubuntu 8.10 in 12 Easy Steps

Many people have complained that floppy drive went away when they upgraded to Ubuntu version 8.10. I found that if you edit the file "modules" in the directory "etc" and add the word "floppy" as the last line of the file the floppy disk will be found under "Places" on the panel.

Here are the steps I followed:

1. Click on "Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal".
2. In the terminal type "gksudo gedit" and enter the system password (you created this when installed Ubuntu). This will enable you to temporarily edit the "modules" file which is usually a read-only system file.
3. Click "Places -> Computer".
4. Click on "Filesystem".
5. Open up the directory (folder) called "Modules". It is the grey icon nearer the bottom of the list (you have to move the navigation bar down).
6. The file "Modules" should open in the "gedit" program.
7. It should look something like this:

# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
#
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

fuse
lp


8. Now add the word "floppy" to the bottom of the file. It will now look like this:

# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
#
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

fuse
lp
floppy

9. Now save the file by pressing pressing the "save" icon.
10. Exit the "gedit" program.
11. Now restart ubunutu (reboot the computer).
12. After reboot is complete, the floppy icon should be found under "Places" on the panel. Click on it to open a floppy. Remember to "unmount volume" when you remove or change the floppy. Linux will not let you change floppies like windows by just popping it out.
 
Old 02-16-2009, 04:24 PM   #6
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works!

Thanks!

I believe you meant /etc/modules
 
Old 02-19-2009, 11:45 AM   #7
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Thanks for the correction. You are right, "modules" is inside the directory called "etc".
 
Old 03-13-2009, 01:29 PM   #8
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Won't "Save" Change to Modules

Quote:
Originally Posted by electronman View Post
Thanks for the correction. You are right, "modules" is inside the directory called "etc".
This is my first post. Hope I'm on track.

I had no trouble doing all your steps to allow mounting of floppy. Escept: After typing "floppy" when I clicked the "Save" icon a note popped up saying I did not have the required permissions, and to make sure that the location string had been correctly typed. I have no idea what should be typed in the little Location panel.

I did put in my password as part as Step 2. Should it have been typed in also (this wouldn't seem correct).

Using Ubuntu 8.10, version 1.0.1.

Thanks for any ideas to help.
 
Old 03-15-2009, 03:17 AM   #9
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@ Ted_Asner : Welcome to LQ.

Have a look in the file '/etc/modules' to see, if the word 'floppy'
was added.
If not, do the command 'sudo gedit /etc/modules' to add it.

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