Beginner Q1: Linux incapable of handling FDD? CONCLUDED

Fajar Priyanto fajarpri at
Wed Jan 20 13:49:37 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 6:05 PM, Thomas Blasejewicz
<thomas at> wrote:
> Good evening
> Thank you for all your advice.
> Apparently many people CAN use floppys - I cannot; after trying for
> several months.
> "When you say you can't get your Floppy diosk drive to work in Linux
> what exactly are you trying to do with it?" -> Just pop a FD in, read,
> write, maybe format it, pop it out. That's it.

I have some trick regarding floppy. No need to open terminal, sudo
mount etc etc....
This is how:
1. Right Click on the Task Bar (Panel)
2. Add to Panel
3. Select "Disk Mounter"
4. Voila, it will show an icon on the Panel for floppy.
5. Insert the Floppy disk and click on the icon> Mount floppy
6. When done, click on the icon again... Umount floppy.

What's best... It works for all other mountable: flashdisk, external
hdd, CD/DVD, etc.. :)

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