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So I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and now I see Floppy in my Home Folder tree how do I remove it?

what I did since Ubuntu 12.04 is:

  • Edit /etc/fstab to remove reference to floppy.

  • Edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and add this line at the end: blacklist floppy

  • Run: sudo update-initramfs -u

  • Run: sudo update-grub

  • Restarted the system.

I checked /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist it contains blacklist floppy like it was before the upgrade but now I can see floppy in my Home Folder tree. Is there something else I need to change in 14.04?

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Problem solved! Found the solution on Ubuntu 14.04 in terminal run:

  1. echo "blacklist floppy" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-floppy.conf

  2. sudo rmmod floppy

  3. sudo update-initramfs -u

works right away.

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Doesn't work on my 14.04 system.... ~$ sudo rmmod floppy rmmod: ERROR: Module floppy is in use –  Jebeld17 May 30 at 17:23
    
@Jebeld17 did you unmount it and blacklist it first? This workaround works on my system right away. And this answer solved my problem, if you experience issues with something else you should consider creating your own question. –  JohnnyEnglish May 30 at 17:32
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