NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 23 18:18:19 UTC 2007

On 09/23/2007 09:23 AM, Ari Torhamo wrote:
> On la, 2007-09-22 at 15:06 -0500, Dave Sperbeck wrote:
>> How do you go about doing a simple format of a floppy diskette? There 
>> doesn't appear to be a selection to do that. I see that there are ways 
>> to do that from the command line however it should be able to be done 
>> from within Gnome graphical desktop. Please do not respond with simple 
>> solutions as to select it from Gnome as it does not exist, even though 
>> the install says it is included.
> The tool for formatting floppies in Gnome is called Gfloppy. You can
> start it from the command line simply by giving the command "gfloppy".
> You should be able to start it by going to Places -> Computer, right
> clicking the floppy drive icon and selecting "Format". If this menu item
> isn't available, as it seems to be in your case, then something has gone
> wrong with your installation (assuming that you have a floppy drive
> connected into your PC :-) 
> You may have a look if you have the package gnome-utils installed.
> Gfloppy is a part of it. If the package is installed, you might try to
> re-install it and see if the "Format" menu item appears then.
> Regards,
> Ari Torhamo

Does that work for you on Feisty 7.04? I'd be _very_ surprised if it does.

Doesn't on mine & while gfloppy is supposed to be in gnome-utils
(http://packages.ubuntu.com/feisty/gnome/gnome-utils), it was apparently
left out:

[I've been using kfloppy]

Also see:

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