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Old 11-16-2009, 01:17 AM   #16
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Try these and see if you get anything back
Code:
lsmod | grep -i floppy
find /lib/modules/ -iname floppy*
After the first line was put in, it said
floppy 64324 0
After the second line,
/lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/kernel/drivers/block/floppy.ko
What does that mean?
 
Old 11-16-2009, 01:41 AM   #17
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The first one indicates that the floppy should work - stick one in and see.
If o.k., do the follow-up command I mentioned earlier to make it permanent across re-boots.
The second line just lists the floppy kernel module - to make sure you had one.
 
Old 11-16-2009, 01:49 AM   #18
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Ok, if i stick a floppy in it nothing happens, no light on it, and nothing shows up under computer where my other drives are.
 
Old 11-16-2009, 02:22 AM   #19
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Sorry about that - Ubuntu obviously don't want to have to deal with floppies any more. Have a read of this for what is needed.
Run that command of mine - will get you down to the section titled "Create the floppy device file". Continue from there and see how you get on.
Looks like you will have to do all this each time you upgrade Ubuntu if you want to use floppies.
 
Old 11-16-2009, 03:24 AM   #20
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Sorry about that - Ubuntu obviously don't want to have to deal with floppies any more. Have a read of this for what is needed.
Run that command of mine - will get you down to the section titled "Create the floppy device file". Continue from there and see how you get on.
Looks like you will have to do all this each time you upgrade Ubuntu if you want to use floppies.
Thank you sir, and everyone, but it just showed up and it seems to work! Now all i have to do is figure out why it wont read my camera, but it will read my sons, and why my dvd worked once but now reboots the system.
 
Old 11-16-2009, 09:11 PM   #21
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Well I am glad it is working for you.

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