Questions relating to floppy disk drives and use of floppy disks

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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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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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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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Issues with floppy drive

I am having issues currently with my floppy drive. I am able to see it in the devices list, but I cannot get it to mount. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I get a timeout error when using the udisks --mount ...
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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 ...