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Rodney2 03-25-2012 03:44 PM

Can not read a floppy in Ubuntu version 10.04
 
The floppy shows up when I go Places>computer>floppy but, when I click on "floppy drive" I get the message "can not mount floppy".

teckk 03-25-2012 07:17 PM

This question should not be in suggestions.

You do have a diskette with a file system on it in the drive?
Are you sure that the diskette is good?
Can you mount the diskette manually?
Do you need to be super user in buntu to mount a diskette?

Rodney2 03-26-2012 04:44 AM

My answers are inbeded in the quote:
Quote:

Originally Posted by teckk (Post 4636058)
This question should not be in suggestions.

You do have a diskette with a file system on it in the drive?

Yes

Are you sure that the diskette is good?

Yes, it is working fine on a windows machine

Can you mount the diskette manually?
No
Do you need to be super user in buntu to mount a diskette?

no

knudfl 03-26-2012 05:10 AM

Ubuntu 10.04.x : /etc/fstab :
Code:

/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0      0
This command will do : mount /media/floppy0/
... Then you can watch /media/floppy0/ in your file manager.


Ubuntu decided a long time ago, that nobody use floppy any more.
Ubuntu 8.10 : No /dev/floppy*. ('sudo MAKEDEV floppy' was required.)
And no kernel module (floppy.ko) loaded by default.
So actually Ubuntu 10.04 is an improvement : Only one manual action is required.

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Rodney2 04-07-2012 02:02 PM

Solved, after a fashion. Now I can read a floppy in Ubuntu 10.04 using the following procedure:
Place a disk in the drive, open the terminal then type
udisks --mount /dev/fd0
close the terminal and go to the desktop, the Floppy 0 drive should now be shown; just click on it and the floppy directory will show up. You can not read a second disk though unless you first unmount the floppy and then go back to the terminal, insert the next floppy and repeat the process all over again.


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