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Thread: How to I get the a: drive to work?

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    How to I get the a: drive to work?

    I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on an old Dell Dimension 4550. It has an a: drive and I found some old floppy disks that I want to see whats on them. But the computer isn't recognizing the drive or the disks.

    What do I need to do to get the a: drive working?

    Thanks,
    jbocean

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    Re: How to I get the a: drive to work?

    Hi

    Is the drive enabled in the BIOS. If it is has Ubuntu seen it and created a device node for it ?

    From the terminal

    Code:
    ls /dev/fd*
    Does this return anything ? Post back the results.

    Assuming there are no problems above then put a floppy in it and mount it manually.

    Code:
    sudo mount /dev/fdX /mount/point
    If your unsure how to do this then post back.

    I assume you have a floppy driver loaded?

    Code:
    lsmod | grep -i floppy
    Does your floppy have an entry in /etc/fstab ?

    Kind regards
    Last edited by matt_symes; February 15th, 2012 at 11:07 PM.
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    Re: How to I get the a: drive to work?

    Someone posted this:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1877488
    Mount floppy from command line - Nautilus often does not work
    udisks --mount /dev/fd0
    ls /dev/fd*
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