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Old 11-06-2010, 07:56 PM   #1
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Question Open 3-1/2 floppy drive to copy files

My system has a 3-1/2 floppy drive. I do not know how to open it to copy files to a CD. My system knows it is there since booting with a data floppy gives a non system disk error. Once in Ubuntu, the floppy drive does not appear in "places \ computer". Since I am completely new to this system, I do not know how to proceed.
Your help would be appreciated.
Old 11-06-2010, 08:35 PM   #2
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Is the floppy disk already formatted? If it is then you should be able to see it using Places -> Floppy Drive or Places -> Computer.

If the floppy disk is not formatted you may have to do that in a terminal.
sudo mkfs -t vfat /dev/fd0


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