can't open floppy disc

James Hogarth james.hogarth at
Wed Aug 11 03:36:26 UTC 2010

On 11 August 2010 02:48, Douglas Pollard <dougpol1 at> wrote:
> On 08/10/2010 05:05 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
>> On Tue, 2010-08-10 at 16:57 -0400, BC Planner wrote:
>>> If XP and Ubu are on the same machine why not import the files into the XP
>>> side and move them to Ubu from there.
>>> Alternatively, copy the files to CD via XP and write to Ubu/OpenOffice via
>>> the CD.
>>> Just a thought; I used to do the move from Vista to Ubu.
>> Isn't support for USB floppy a bios option? :) Ric
> YEs I think it is in the bios for to start the computer from a floppy.
> . It used to be that  floppy support was in Ubuntu 9.8 and earlier but
> is not in 10.04 so I need to find a tutorial on how to install support.
> Thanks, Doug
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then plug in the USB floppy and see if it is detected and if so as what...

if you see it detected in the output post back here with whatever your
system reports.... from that we should be able to work out mount
options for you


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