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Old 01-16-2020, 05:08 AM   #1
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Removing the floppy disk drive

I want to disable the floppy disk drive and eliminate the icon. How ca n I do that?
Old 01-16-2020, 06:44 AM   #2
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Here is an article on the Unix Stack Exchange Question & Answer website that may help you.

Let us know if it resolves your problem. If not, let us know and we will see what else we can do.
Old 01-17-2020, 05:44 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, there is no way to disable the floppy in the BIOS.
In Unbuntu, I solved this prob with editing the blacklist, but in Antix there isn t any blacklist to edit.
Editing the fstab with deleting the divice there was without any result.
Old 01-17-2020, 06:05 AM   #4
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Create a file in /etc/modprobe.d/ called blacklist-floppy.conf containing this line.

blacklist floppy

Then in a terminal

sudo rmmod floppy
sudo update-initramfs -u -k all -t
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