Questions relating to floppy disk drives and use of floppy disks

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5.25" floppies won't mount

I have received some research that is on 5. 25" floppies. My mobo supports 5. 25" disks, and, I have the disk drive. I am not trying to use this media long term, I just want the research data. Update ...
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Floppy drive only works one way

I have no trouble copying files from the floppy drive but when I try to drag files to the floppy drive they move right back to the source folder without being copied. These are small files, well ...
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How to stop “Floppy Disk” icon from appearing in 13.04 launcher?

Whenever I remove external hard drive or USB flash drive, a Floppy Disk icon appears in launcher. If I unlock it, it goes away but only until I use a USB device again. How to stop this? BTW I don't ...
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How do I boot from a USB drive recognized as fd0?

I am trying to boot Ubuntu Saucy from a USB stick that I created using the Startup Disk Creator Tool. However, when I try to boot I just get a message Boot error. I also have grub installed on a ...
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I can't format disk in USB floppy drive

I need to low-level format floppies with an external usb floppy drive in ubuntu 10.04 (or later) server. I have tried the tools that come with util-linux-ng, and contain (specifically) fdformat. ...
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How to mount floppy drive in Ubuntu 13.04?

It was originally working, then I unlocked the Floppy Disk icon from the launcher. Now I need to access the floppy and I can not figure out how to restore the floppy drive icon to the sidebar. Is ...
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Updated 13.04 doesn't recognize the CD/DVD drive

I updated Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 and finally to 13.04. When I had the 12.04 version my CD/DVD drive was recognized and worked normally. Now that I updated Ubuntu it doesn't show the drive, ...
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I am unable to see contents on floppy disk.

I am able to click on Detect media and the light comes on for my floppy drive. All files on the disk are not visible. There is another post that says: Via the menu option System --> Administration ...
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How can I boot a live system from a hard disk and then install to the same drive?

I need to install Lubuntu on to a hard drive that has no other means of installation other than the hard drive itself (USB, CD, Net, none of those are available on this system). What I have already ...
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12.10 login error “Unable to mount Floppy Disk”

After a fresh install of 12.10 on a system with 6 users. Every user that logs in gets the message Error mounting system-managed device /dev/fd0: Command-line `mount "/media/floppy0"' ...
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MATE tries to automount floppy drive every login even if empty. How to make it stop?

My PC has a 3.5" floppy drive and yes, I do use it. (Retrocomputing hobby.) I use Ubuntu 12.10 with MATE. At every login, the floppy drive lights up and I get the following message box: The title ...
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Internal floppy will not automatically mount

I cannot get the floppy drive to auto mount in natty 11.04 . I can mount it using udisks --mount /dev/fd0 in a terminal. Iwas told that all recent versions of ubuntu have same problem and that I would ...
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Problem mounting internal floppy drive

This is the error I received when I tried mounting internal floppy drive: Error mounting system-managed device /dev/fd0: Command-line `mount "/media/floppy0"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: ...
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Creating floppy drive special devices under Quantal

First, I'd like for the various special devices for different floppy capacities (like /dev/fd0u720 etc.) to be available. I tried to adapt some udev rules I found online. I tried this, which I saved ...
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floppy drive not working properly in ubuntu 10.04

I have been trying to get a computer sorted for my dad to backup all his floppy disks. I have been able to get the drive recognised but each time I click on the icon it says it is unable to mount as ...
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How do I use a floppy drive in Ubuntu?

Same computer, under Ubuntu 8.04 no problem at all. Under 12.04, floppy drive is non existent for Ubuntu. Drive and floppy disquette works well on DOS. Computer boots from the floppy W98se, no problem ...
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Can I boot Ubuntu from a floppy?

I'm stuck on a really old computer with ~500MB RAM and a 6GB HDD. It has Windows 2000. Being not from this side of the century (it originally ran Windows 98), the BIOS does not have an option to boot ...
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sbm.bin is too big for 1.44 floppy disc [closed]

Trying to boot UBUNTU on DELL 8250 with only IBM-DOS. Need floppy to run the CD ROM drive for it.The sbm.bin is 1,474,560b but floppy is only 1.44MB and I get message that disc is too small. Any ...
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How do I get a floppy drive working?

A friend's mum has some childhood photos on a "thing" she wanted me to access. Turns out to be an old floppy drive. I dusted off my old UltrayBay floppy drive for the T21 laptop I still have kicking ...
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Floppy Drive not recognised

I am a newbie with Ubuntu during the past two weeks, and I believe, that I have made good progress so far. Current setup tasks are completed, like: "Wireless Network, Printer, Thunderbird + Firefox, ...
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How to disable floppy drive?

I have a old Athlon X2 based system with an attached floppy drive. I had some old floppies which are now safely backed up on CD's. Is there a way to simply disable the floppy drive, so that it wont ...
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How can I get a USB floppy drive to work?

I have a Toshiba USB floppy drive that I need to use under Ubuntu. When I connect it, and insert a floppy disk in it, I do not see anything mounted under Ubuntu 10.10. I was suspecting the hardware ...