[Bug 374257] Re: Floppy drive will not open, will not mount.

John iseasygoing at yahoo.com
Sat May 9 22:09:38 UTC 2009

Maybe I was able to figure it out. There is a program in synaptic called
"fdutils" if this is enabled it will make the floppy work.
I am not sure but prior to that I did try this that I found in a 8.10 bug fix.
To load floppy module
      to the end of the list.  Save the file & Close document.
1C.   Reboot.
2.    Run   :    sudo mkdir floppy0
                 sudo chmod g+rwx floppy0
                 sudo chmod o-rx floppy0
                 sudo modprobe floppy
                 sudo mount /dev/fd0 floppy0
2A.  Reboot.
Then add   fdutils and the floppy should work, and the icon that reads floppy on the places should change to 1.5 MB Media
(I think having two names for one device could be also part of the problem)
Anyhow while it does seem to still not know what to think of "some" floppies inserted it was able to open others...

To all you developers, I am no expert on this just a regular guy but I do wish you guys at FF and conical would do two things, 1 stop thinking that we ALL use windows as many people use Ubuntu as a stand alone desktop. and two, try to keep it simple....
But apart from that the people developing in the ubuntu and firefox world, you do a great job!

Floppy drive will not open, will not mount.
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