Win98 -- all kidding aside

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Jul 31 01:23:57 UTC 2008

On 07/30/2008 05:23 PM, Peter Garrett wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 18:51:55 -0500
> Jimmy Montague <rhetoric102 at> wrote:
>> Is there anybody here who can make the Ubuntu GUI work with my floppy
>> drive?
> Not sure what your problem is really... apart from one that might
> be helped by an anger management course :)
> Here it seems pretty straightforward. Insert floppy. Navigate to Places
> - Computer. Right click "floppy" and choose "mount".
> Then click either on the icon that appears there saying 1.5 MB Media ,
> or alternatively on the icon that appears on the desktop with the same
> designation.
> Or, after mounting the floppy, go to /media/floppy in Nautilus - but
> you won't need to do that since nautilus opens it automatically on
> click anyway.
> Before you remove the floppy, right click the icon either in "Computer"
> or on your desktop, and choose "Unmount Volume". You can also do this
> from the left pane in Nautilus if you prefer.
> I just tested this here on Ubuntu 8.04 and it all worked as expected.
> I don't see any "creaky command lines" in the above, but perhaps I
> missed something.
> Peter

I _think_ he's looking for something like this:
[Floppy Disk Daemon - Completely automated mounting/umounting of
floppies.] Can't say that I'd use cpu cycles polling a floppy drive
though... especially when a few clicks of a mouse will mount & unmount
the floppy just fine.

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