read extern drive in ubuntu

NoOp glgxg at
Sat Jul 3 22:20:07 UTC 2010

On 07/03/2010 11:40 AM, Douglas Pollard wrote:
>> OK,  the lady sent me the hard drives. It turns out that they are not
>> hard drives at all.   They 3 1/2in. floppy's :-)     The problem I am
>> having now is that Ubuntu 10.04 does not seem able to see the floppy
>> drive.  I found a tutorial on line to make Ubuntu 8.04 see the drive and
>> mount it but it doesn't seem to work for 10.04.  Any body knowhow to set
>> that up.  I also have xp on my drive and the floppy drive works on it.
>> But it can't read the Macintosh floppy I haope ubuntu can.       Doug
>   Well I couldn't get 10.04 to mount or run the floppy drive. I put in a 
> 6.06 live cd and the drive and the floppy will mount and run.  The 
> floppy disks are 1980, 1981 vintage REALLY OLD. Now if anyone knows how 
> to get Ubuntu to read and copy the files it will be 
> appeciated.                          Thanks much,   Doug


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