Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Tue Nov 25 22:27:04 UTC 2008


steve wrote:
> elmo wrote:
>   
>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>     
>>> Leif Gregory wrote:
>>>   
>>>       
>>>> On Wed, 26 Nov 2008 05:00:18 +1300
>>>> "Allan White" <mukiduk at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>   
>>>>     
>>>>         
>>>>> How do I format a floppy disk in Ubuntu 8.10
>>>>>     
>>>>>       
>>>>>           
>>>> Hit ALT-F2
>>>>
>>>> Type gfloppy
>>>>
>>>>   
>>>>     
>>>>         
>>>     I did not know that. And it works, if only I had a floppy drive :-)
>>>
>>> Karl
>>>
>>>
>>>   
>>>       
>> External floppy drives are available.   Mine works fine in ubuntu.
>>
>> elmo
>>
>>
>>     
> ok, this thread peaked my curiosity.  other than maybe having an ancient
> floppy around with data you may need to recover.... what is a floppys
> purpose anymore?  I remember using them in high school on IIc's,.....
> ...never mind now Im dating myself...., anyway, just curious.
>
>
>
>
>
>   
    A Google search finds a USB to Floppy Drive for $20.00 with free 
shipping.

Karl


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