Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu
User Name
Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-13-2005, 11:07 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Washing State - USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 5.04
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Accessing my floppy drive

Can anyone out there help me configure Ubuntu so that I can read and write to the floppy in my machine? I am new to all this.


Old 06-14-2005, 01:22 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Earth
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu, Smoothwall
Posts: 1,571

Rep: Reputation: 45
If your setup looks like this, you'll notice the Applications and Places and System tabs along the top toolbar.

You can click on Places and then Computer and there you should see an icon for the floppy. You can put your floppy in and then click the icon. Before you eject it, be sure to right click on the icon and select 'unmount'.
Old 06-14-2005, 04:45 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Washing State - USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 5.04
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks! Things are working! I can see, read and write to the floppy. I don't have "Places" listed but I have "Applications" and "Computer" so I clicked on Computer, then "Disks" which opens up a window that shows Floppy1. I put the floppy in and double click Floppy! and VIOLA!

Any idea of why I don't have "Places" listed? I am running Warthog.

Thanks again,

Old 06-20-2005, 12:14 PM   #4
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: here
Distribution: Ubuntu, maintain a Vector Linux install
Posts: 50

Rep: Reputation: 15
Warty's menus are different than the menus for Hoary Hedgehog, which is the newest version.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
boot from floppy drive then insall linux redhat9 from HARD DRIVE Shiraz Ahmed Linux - Software 0 08-23-2004 05:11 AM
Accessing Floppy Through GNOME praveenv Linux - Newbie 3 08-18-2004 05:23 PM
Accessing Floppy Through GNOME praveenv Linux - Newbie 1 08-15-2004 03:52 PM
Accessing Floppy Error message mr805newbie Linux - Hardware 6 08-14-2004 02:54 AM
Accessing information from a floppy drive inZioN Linux - Newbie 2 04-14-2004 08:40 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration