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and003
August 20th, 2010, 08:35 AM
This thread I have established concerns the problems that some Ubuntu 10.04 users, myself included, had with trying to mount their 1.44 MB floppy drive. I think, but I'm not sure, that I know what the problem might be.

When I tried to install the 1.44 MB floppy drive after specifying the filesystem type, I was greeted with the following message:

Unable to mount location
Error mounting:
mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device

I think if /dev/fd0 can be made into a valid block device, then the floppy can be mounted. The problem is, how can /dev/fd0 be made into a valid block device?

and003
August 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM
I found some step-by-step instructions on how to mount my floppy drive in Ubuntu 10.04, so there is no need for my previous suggestion.

Those instructions are found here:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/util-linux/+question/120571