Introduction

Floppy drives are not automatically recognized in 8.10 so the module has to be manually added.

Enable the module

MS-DOS Floppies

  1. Open a terminal and enter the following:

gksu gedit /etc/modules
  1. Add the line:

floppy
  1. Save the file and reboot Ubuntu

Ext2 Floppies

  1. Open a terminal and enter the following:

gksu gedit /etc/modules
  1. Add the line:

floppy
  1. Save the file.

Create the floppy device file

Open a terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo mkdir floppy0
sudo chmod g+rwx floppy0
sudo chmod o-rx floppy0
sudo modprobe floppy
sudo mount /dev/fd0 floppy0

Install floppy utilities

Open a terminal and enter the following command:

sudo apt-get install fdflush fdutils

Reboot Ubuntu.

Working with floppies

Format

Open a terminal and type:

sudo gfloppy

Mount

To mount floppy: 1. Open Nautilus 2. Right Click on Floppy Drive -> Mount Volume in Nautilus (File Browser).

Thanks

Page created in reference to Bug #330314. Based on guide provided by miketan63

FloppyRecognition (last edited 2009-03-06 22:09:43 by dougierichardson)