Beginner Q1: Linux incapable of handling FDD?

Chris G cl at
Thu Jan 14 16:25:51 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 12:59:40AM +0900, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
> So, just to confirm: is it really so, that Linux is incapable of
> handling a FDD???
> Since this is a task every computer on the planet could do that over the
> last three decades, I do have difficulties believing that this can be so
> incredibly complex. Even though floppys may be considered by some people
> to be "behind our time".
When you say you can't get your Floppy diosk drive to work in Linux
what exactly are you trying to do with it?  Like many others I have
had no problems with floppy drives in several generations of Linux

What are you expecting to happen when you put a floppy in the disk
drive? How are you trying to access it?

Chris Green

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