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 and/or the floppy disk to be defective, and so I tested the floppy disk as well as the floppy drive itself under Windows XP, and everything was just fine.
I was able to find the following instructions:
Add the following line to the /etc/modules file:
Enter the following shell commands:
mount -t vfat /dev/sdc /media/floppy -o uid=1000
This will mount the floppy, but I would like this to happen automatically, so when I connect the drive to the USB port, it automatically mounts the floppy.
How can I make this work? Or does Ubuntu only work with internal Floppy drives?