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Old 09-13-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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floppy doent work ubuntu 12.04


I need help getting my floppy working. When I insert a floppy the light does not come on. If I go to "computer" and right click on the floppy, and mount, it sayes there is no media. If I use a formater it says the drive is not defined.
 
Old 09-13-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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I need help getting my floppy working. When I insert a floppy the light does not come on. If I go to "computer" and right click on the floppy, and mount, it sayes there is no media. If I use a formater it says the drive is not defined.
http://askubuntu.com/questions/16859...rive-in-ubuntu

http://www.securitybeacon.com/?p=1110

Edit: Not Ubuntu. But my fix using xfce in Vector Linux 7 with Thunar file manager.

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.p...93321#msg93321

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Old 09-13-2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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May be it's like Ubuntu 10.04 ?

Post # 4 here ...
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...04-a-936365/#4
 
Old 09-13-2012, 06:13 PM   #4
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well it is not a bug
it is the NORM now

you can not buy a new computer with a 3.5 floppy drive
nor are any new 3.5 disks being made ( the last factory line went dark about 1.5 years ago)
what are in warehouses are it
there will never be any more made

for that reason 3.5 floppy drives are not even looked for
( were 8 in drives still looked for ??? no )
you need to run modprobe first to have the kernel even look for it
then manually mount it
 
Old 09-13-2012, 10:59 PM   #5
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well it is not a bug
it is the NORM now

you can not buy a new computer with a 3.5 floppy drive
nor are any new 3.5 disks being made ( the last factory line went dark about 1.5 years ago)
what are in warehouses are it
there will never be any more made

for that reason 3.5 floppy drives are not even looked for
( were 8 in drives still looked for ??? no )
you need to run modprobe first to have the kernel even look for it
then manually mount it
Wow, I have never been chewed out on a forum before!
 
  


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