Can't read the floppy drive
Yeah, I know, who still even has a floppy drive in their machine?
Well, I've got a couple of 3.5" floppies formatted for Mac with data that I'd really like to get to. Of course, Win$$ doesn't read the disk and tells me it's not formatted (which it is, just with something it doesn't recognize).
1. Will Ubuntu read the disk?
2. If it will (and I've tried) why am I not able to access the floppy drive from the file manager? The drive appears in the list, but when I click the icon nothing happens. When I right-click the icon there's also an option to "Read the drive" (or some such thing -- I'm not at that terminal at the moment). When I do that, the drive light does come on, but the drive motor does not run and the the disk is not read.
3. Does the drive need to be mounted? When I roll over the icon the prompt says something like "Mount and read ...") --and if so, how do I go about mounting the drive?
Ubuntu 12.04.3 64bit; Toshiba Satellite U945-S4110 laptop