Questions relating to floppy disk drives and use of floppy disks

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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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write to floppy under ubuntu 15.04

I cant write to floppy-disk! Reading is ok.. But write does not do .. you are not the owner Owner is root. I am new with Linux/ubuntu So please some detailed info what i should do. Thanks in advance ...
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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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Floppy drive permissions

Why are floppy drive permissions assigned to my 3.5" 1.44 diskette drives in my Ubuntu 12.04.4 and 13.10 operating systems ? Same floppy drives on these dual boot Ubuntu/Windows machines do not have ...
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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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Need help extracting data from a floppy disk formatted by an old drum machine

Alright, for context I make music using an old drum machine which uses 3.5" floppy disks (Emu SP-1200) and I am trying to take a look at what the OS binary and sound file formats are like. But I'm ...
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Install from floppy & internet only?

I have an old server that has no CD-ROM, will not boot from USB, and I cannot access the iLOM console. Thus, it appears that my only means of installing an OS is to boot from floppy, then configure ...
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How do I get the drive light on my legacy floppy drive to turn off so I can remove the diskette?

When I insert the floppy and click on 'Floppy Disk' in the list of 'Devices' in Nautilus, the drive light comes ON and I have no problem accessing the diskette. OS: Ubuntu 14.04 Mobo: Asus P5GC-MX/...
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Unknown Floppy Drive detected

After a reboot, Ubuntu (and Windows) detect an external floppy drive that isn't even there!It's not a big problem to find a new floppy drive that I can't access, but it really looks strange in the ...
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Floppy is read but not written on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to mount a floppy drive (tested on windows98, it works) but I still encounter mounting errors. I enabled the floppy drive for my user - which has been disabled - and installed udisks. ...
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Create bootable FAT-12 flp image

For a day I was attempting to create an .flp file, to which I can add a custom boot-sector from .bin file, and that has FAT-12 file system on it. But when I create a .flp file via mkdosfs, and them ...
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Can one install Ubuntu on a machine using floppy disks?

I have a really old machine which I want to install Ubuntu on, however, there is one problem, I can't insert CDs into it, only floppy disks. It was possible in the past to install an OS on multiple ...
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How to configure assigned floppy disk ownership for Unity 14.04?

The floppy disk device I've recently added to a previously installed Ubuntu 14.04 desktop seems to be functioning correctly in GNOME Files on the unity desktop; however, media inserted into this ...