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Old 08-24-2015, 06:03 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Writing to 3.5 inch floppy... Linux Mint


Insert floppy.Select floppy using file manager.
Right click.Select open folder as root.Enter password.
Now you can write to floppy using cut and paste or dragging files.
Take care not to harm your system as you are using root!

This worked for me using Linux Mint Rafaela 17.2 XFCE 64 Bit installed from a download about two weeks back. My floppy drive is an internal IDE device.
Really pleased with Linux Mint Rafaela 17.2 XFCE! as all of my bits work from one installation CD...Way to go!

Last edited by Jerrold; 08-25-2015 at 04:47 AM. Reason: More system details included.
 
Old 08-24-2015, 07:23 PM   #2
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on a ide built in floppy ( NOT a usb1 or usb2 drive) and any NEWISH kernel

you will need to run "modprobe floppy" and manually mount it

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su -
modprobe floppy 
mkdir /mnt/floppy
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
 
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:17 PM   #3
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I prefer this method
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udisksctl mount -b /dev/fd0
 
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Old 08-26-2015, 03:45 PM   #4
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