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ide-connected iomega zip drive freezes my system

I want to copy the data out of my old Iomega Zip disks while I still have the hardware to read them (and the disks themselves are still readable). To this end I dug out some old Zip drives and found ...
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Internal FLOPPY drive using Lubuntu 18.04.1

QUESTION SUSPENDED, DON'T BOTHER, THE DRIVE IS PROBABLY FAULTY, I CAN'T HAVE IT CHECKED UNTIL LATER, THANK YOU ALL! The situation has radically changed so this is a completely new version of my ...
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What's the best way to create an image of an old Mac floppy disk with an eye to further analysis?

I have an old Mac formatted 1.44 MB floppy disk that I want to read in Ubuntu 18.04. When I tried to read it under Windows with the MacDisk app it says that the Mac volume header can't be found. I'm ...
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blk_update_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0 with real floppy drive present

Noticed this error while using 16.04-server today. The system boots fine. (save for a very long time-out waiting for a network that has an active link, but I digress) But shortly thereafter (a minute ...
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Fresh install of 18.04.2 Server kernelspace takes > 1 hour to boot

I've got a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04.2 server that takes over an hour to boot. I've looked into a few possible causes but haven't found anything definitive yet. I'm using the new ubiquity ...
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How to mount an old HFS System 7 Macintosh floppy with write access?

I have an old 3.5" HD floppy disk. It was formatted on a Macintosh SE/30 and thus it is formatted with the HFS (not HFS+!) file system. I am having trouble mounting it properly. I have hfsutils and ...
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Musical Floppy Drive

I was wondering if it would be possible to make a floppy drive installed on your computer play music. I found that it's easy to get tones out of fdrawcmd using the cylinder and rate, but is there ...
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How can I accurately see how long it takes to write a file to an external medium?

I have been trying to benchmark how long it takes to read from and write to the entire available space in the FAT filesystem on a 3.5" floppy disk. Reading wasn't much of an issue. As long as the file ...
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Automount when changing USB floppy

When changing the floppy in my usb floppy drive /dev/sdb which is mounted to /home/user/floppy it won't change the contents of my mount directory until I click the floppy icon in the left taskbar or ...
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How to detect the presence of a floppy disk?

I'm writing a utility for which I need to detect whether a floppy disk is present in the floppy disk drive, even when it is broken (cannot be read due to I/O errors). How can I do this? [ -r /dev/...
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USB floppy is mounted readonly in Thunar

I have connected an USB floppy drive to my Xubuntu 17.04 machine. The floppy shows up in Thunar for mounting but it is readonly afterwards. The writeprotect tab on the disk is closed and I can write ...
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I accentally removed a loopback device

I accendentally removed /dev/loop2 and i need it for a "loopback-floppy" but everytime i try to do ANYTHING it just says: "mount: image.flp: failed to setup loop device: wrong ioctl() for device" and ...
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Need help figuring out this script to write to a floppy disk in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to run the program described here on Ubuntu 14.04. I'm new to Linux and would very much appreciate help in making sense of this program to read/write floppy disks for my Ensoniq EPS16+ ...
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Floppy drive doesn't turn on or make noise when dding an image to it?

So I used dd to write a .img file to a floppy disk. The command completed instantly, and the floppy drive didn't turn on or make any noise. I'm sure that I specified the correct block device, so what ...
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How to obtain the correct vfat path translation for my floppies?

My father left me a batch of 3.5 inch "floppy" disks created with Windows 95 (Dutch). I want to copy their contents. My only computer with a floppy drive runs Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. After installing ...
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Lubuntu 16.10 sees my internal floppy drive, but won't read or format any disks

This is my first post after having run Lubuntu for about a year, so please forgive any noob errors. I am running Lubuntu 16.10 but my machine won't read or format any 3.5" floppy disks. I know that ...
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How Do I Get My Floppy Disks Working On Ubuntu 16.10?

I Recently found some floppy disks and an old floppy drive (3.5" 1.44MB) and decided to see if they would work in Ubuntu 16.10. sudo mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block ...
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3.5 inch floppy access functions only once per session

System is Ubuntu 14.04 server with gnome gui installed after. Last software updater run was today, CE 2016-12-10. In testing numerous old 3.5 inch floppies, I have found that (a) defective floppies ...
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Mounting a floppy drive in Xubuntu

I am trying to use an older computer to view some floppy disks on which I have many photos. I have installed Xubuntu 16.04. The desktop has a floppy icon and a mount option, but I get an error message....
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dd Command Becoming Non-Resposive While Writting Floppy Image

I am trying to write a floppy image using dd. I am running this command: dd if=fdboot.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1024 conv=sync status=progress ; sync (Though I've also tried a simple dd if=fdboot.img of=/...
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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 read from a real floppy disk to a virtualbox OS?

I am currently running ubuntu 14.04 with virtualbox 5.0. I got my hands on some floppy disks and a drive, and wanted to read what was on them. Unfortunately, ubuntu cannot read whatever the format ...
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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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Ubuntu vm shows Floppy disk

I set up a qemu virtual machine on my Ubuntu 15.04. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 in it and the virtualized Ubuntu shows a Floppy Disk. What does it mean and how do I remove it?
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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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i have a usb floppy drive. how do i format a floppy disk with the ext2 file-system?

I have ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64 operating system installed on my desktop computer. it is a clean installation. i have a USB 3.5 floppy drive. I need to format a floppy disk with the ext2 file-...
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How to permanently change floppy rights?

I installed Lubuntu 14.04 on an old computer, and I'm trying to use its floppy drive, since it's the fastest way to move small files from it to my other computers. I'm having troubles, though, since ...
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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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I ran minecraft.exe on wine and a black screen popped up [duplicate]

I ran minecraft.exe on my floppy with wine and a black window popped up. I saw log-in but it all was black you could only see the borders of login. how can i fix this error?
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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 to mount USB 3.5 inch floppy drive and read MS DOS Disk [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. When I plug in my USB floppy drive Ubuntu tries to automount the drive and I get the same error message if there is a disk in the drive or not. The USB Floppy drive ...
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create floppy images

I'm running a virtualbox ms dos 6.22 emulator and I need quite a lot of virtual floppy images filled with software. Does anyone know a good program to efficiently create floppy images and fill them ...
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How to completely disable floppy in Ubuntu 14.04?

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/...
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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 [closed]

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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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 ...