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Thread: I can't find where I open my floppy ?

  1. #1
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    I can't find where I open my floppy ?

    Just install xubuntu 12.04 with a minimal installation.

    Now I can't find where I open my floppy
    ( yes, Believe it or not, I have and need a old-fashioned floppy).

    maybee, I might have missed to install something, or is floppy not functioning in xubuntu?

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    Re: I can't find where I open my floppy ?

    Try this http://www.ubuntugeek.com/tiphow-to-...in-ubuntu.html
    I haven't even touched a floppy in 10 years.....hahahha hope it helps

  3. #3
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    Re: I can't find where I open my floppy ?

    I do not know for sure, but maby you also need to load the floppy kernel module.

    you can check if it is loaded with,

    lsmod | grep flop

    if it is not loaded, then,

    sudo modprobe floppy , and then you need to add the floppy to the modules file if it was not loaded at start of the system
    as root do :
    echo floppy >> /etc/modules

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    squakie is offline I Ubuntu, Therefore, I Am
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    Re: I can't find where I open my floppy ?

    I believe that even if you put a floppy disk in the drive you would probably need to mount it. I don't have a floppy drive, so I can only guess, but I would think it would be something along the lines of:

    mkdir ~/myfloppy (create a folder called "myfloppy" in your home folder)

    sudo mount /dev/floppy1 myfloppy - you'd have to check in your /dev folder to see what your floppy device is actually called - I used "floppy1" as an example. Also, I don't know if a floppy device needs special mount options - you have to check man mount to see

    After that, the contents should be visible under ~/myfloppy - try pointing the file manager to it.

    Also, if there is no disk in the drive, I don't know if it shows or not in the file manager.

    Someone may tell me I'm completely wrong - I'm just thinking about what I've had to do with other devices.

  5. #5
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    Re: I can't find where I open my floppy ?

    if the floppy driver/module is activ, then you can mount the floppy inside your nautilus i.e.
    But doing it by hand is not forbidden. then you devicefile would probably be /dev/fd0

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