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Old 04-12-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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broken floppy suport, how do I fix it?


How do I fix the gui for floppy suport? If not, what free os hasfloppy suport?
 
Old 04-12-2012, 01:32 PM   #2
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Floppies are nearly extinct. Linux has floppy support available in the kernel

CONFIG_ARCH_MAY_HAVE_FDC
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_FD

I think. check the help.
 
Old 04-12-2012, 07:32 PM   #3
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It would definitely help if you told us what distro+version and exactly what you did and what msgs you got.
 
Old 04-12-2012, 10:47 PM   #4
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" floppy support" is not broken
in the new-ish 2.6 kernels it is disabled ( turned off )
i do not know about the 3.2 kernel , but i am betting it is there but TURNED OFF

add "modeprobe floppy " to the boot line

seeing as you can not buy a new computer with a 3.5 floppy drive
NO NEW 3.5 floppies are being made - sony closed the LAST production line about 2 years ago

so whatever 3.5's you have are well all there are

( in a few years i might post the 3 unopened boxes of 3.5 " mac" floppies on e-bay for $999.99 each and see what happens )
 
Old 04-23-2012, 12:21 PM   #5
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using mint. has icon for floppy will not mount. get no media. if i go to termanal and typeudisks --mount /dev/fd0 iget a icon on the desktop that wil mount. the problem is im a lost puppy on fixing gui. this system is for an old laddy that stilluses floppys.
 
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Do the following in a terminal
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cd /lib/modules
find -name 'floppy.ko'
Post what you find. Then go to

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cd /usr/src/linux*
If you don't end up in a kernel source, install a kernel source & repeat.When you have a kernel source, run
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less Documentation/blockdev/floppy.txt
and read up. You'll have to build him a kernel.
 
  


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