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Old 12-04-2012, 07:43 AM   #1
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Booting error


Hi all,

Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64bit

Newly installed.

At boot a warning "Error: fd0 read error" popup.

Dectect floppy alread disabled at BIOS. Google search said it is a bug. Please advise is there any solution? TIA

B.R.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:08 AM   #2
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Recompile the kernel without floppy support.
Seriously, I also get messages regarding floppies on my systems (and I haven't had a floppy drive for years) and I just don't care, since they do no harm. just ignore them.
 
Old 12-04-2012, 08:17 AM   #3
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Recompile the kernel without floppy support.
Seriously, I also get messages regarding floppies on my systems (and I haven't had a floppy drive for years) and I just don't care, since they do no harm. just ignore them.
Thanks for your advise.

I have another HD on this PC also running Ubuntu 12.04, 64bit. They are NOT connected simultaneously. But this Ubuntu doesn't have the warning at boot.

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Are both systems up to date? May be that was already fixed and you simply have to update the system.
Also, do both systems have exactly the same packages installed?
 
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Are both systems up to date? May be that was already fixed and you simply have to update the system.
Yes, both systems are up to date. I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 desktop on the new HD today.

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Also, do both systems have exactly the same packages installed?
I install the OS on the new HD from the Ubuntu installer on USB. Only the default packages are running on the new HD. The old HD has been running for several years. IIRC it was upgraded from 10/11 and now 12.04

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:26 AM   #6
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Do you need the floppy drive? If you do not need the drive for anything just disconnect it's power cable inside the computer and it will no longer be detected.

Do you have a floppy disc in the drive when you get this error?
I am not sure why this happens. I have a floppy drive in my computer, but I have never had errors because of it.
 
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Do you need the floppy drive? If you do not need the drive for anything just disconnect it's power cable inside the computer and it will no longer be detected.
In rare occasion.

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Do you have a floppy disc in the drive when you get this error?
No.

I have another HD on this PC(not connected at the same time) also running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. Ubuntu has been running for several years. It was upgraded from 10.04/11.04/12.04. It doesn't has this problem.
 
  


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