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Missing floppy disk in 64bit ubuntu 8.10

Also search for fstab file shows no file, after fresh install from downloaded ubuntu 8.10
Re-installed 3 times
Floppy disk working on system [Windows]
System. Asus m2a-vm hdmi
am2 Athlon 64 x2 4GB

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  • weinlick Nov 30, 2008

    HP Compaq nx9010 Pentium 4, 512MB RAM


    Ubuntu 8.10 never recognizes floppies, either automatically or by command line attempts


    Puppy 4.1.1 running on the same machine will recognize floppies, however.

  • bsimms36 Nov 30, 2008

    I installed ubuntu 8.10 and the floppy drive does not show up in Places. Therefore I can not address my floppy.

  • redsands66 Dec 19, 2008

    ubuntu 8.10 does not recognize my floppy my previous version did.

  • Jerry May 11, 2010

    Why do you need a floppy disk? Seems like a config issue when setting up ubuntu, but I would like more info to be able to help you.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    has Icon in nautilus that is a total dud, cannot open existing files on diskette. Detect media only causes the drive motor to run continuously until the diskette is removed, files never open. Mount returns Error that there is no media detected. Everything in properties is "unknown"

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I solved the problem now, so I hope it works for you. In the /etc/modules file, I added "floppy" top the list. I think the developers just removed the module loading for floppies because so few people need them now. This change should get the floppy module to load at boot. Note that you can also use the modprobe command to accomplish the same thing, but if you want it to load automatically upon booting, modify the /etc/modules file.

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Hi, did you install the server version or the desktop version?? i suggest that you opn the side of you desktop and unplug the floppy disk and plug it back again, intrepid should recognise a new plug hardware automaticaly, if that does not help follow the next step.

When your pc start, after listing your hadware, and just before it comes to the grub Ubuntu graphic logo, press the esc key, and change your kernel to the previous version, and press enter on your key board, this should reverse the kernel and pick up the hardware config.

Any problem come back to me, richardicare@googlemail.com


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0. ...BACK UP IMPORTANT FILES...
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2. Insert your media and reboot your computer
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5. Let windows setup guide you through the install process. Format disk partitions if necessary.
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1) Are there any programs for Ubuntu
(type: DAEMON Tools, Alcohol or Virtual Disk in Windows)
that will allow me to easily handle my: ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF,NRG , Image files?

2) I want easy to install such a program and immediately using it?

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1) System> Administration> Synaptic Package Manager
When you open it, you do Reload, Search and install:
gmountiso

2) Run Gmount-iso
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(1.B) Furius ISO Mount:

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1) System> Administration> Synaptic Package Manager
When you open it, you do Reload, Search and install:
furiusisomount

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1) Are there any programs for Ubuntu
(type: DAEMON Tools, Alcohol or Virtual Disk in Windows)
that will allow me to easily handle my: ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF,NRG , Image files?

2) I want easy to install such a program and immediately using it?

3) Gmount-iso and Furius ISO Mount provide everything we need.
We'll add it to Ubuntu in the following way:

(1.A)Gmount-iso:


b3e3685.png

1) System> Administration> Synaptic Package Manager
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gmountiso

2) Run Gmount-iso
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c8fda3a.png

1) System> Administration> Synaptic Package Manager
When you open it, you do Reload, Search and install:
furiusisomount

2) Run Furius ISO Mount
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(1.C)You can start using your image files in a simple manner.

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How do i download missing firmware for ubuntu


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If a device driver requests firmware that is not available, debian-installer will display a dialog offering to load the missing firmware. If this option is selected, debian-installer will scan available devices for either loose firmware files or packages containing firmware. If found, the firmware will be copied to the correct location (/lib/firmware) and the driver module will be reloaded.
note.png Which devices are scanned and which file systems are supported depends on the architecture, the installation method and the stage of the installation. Especially during the early stages of the installation, loading the firmware is most likely to succeed from a FAT-formatted floppy disk or USB stick.
Note that it is possible to skip loading the firmware if you know the device will also function without it, or if the device is not needed during the installation.
warning.png Support for loading firmware is still relatively basic and is likely to be improved in future releases of the installer. Currently debian-installer will for example not display any warning if you choose to load missing firmware, but the requested firmware is not found. Please report any issues you encounter by filing an installation report (see the section called "Submitting Installation Reports").
Preparing a medium Although in some cases the firmware can also be loaded from a partition on a hard disk, the most common method to load firmware will be from some removable medium such as a floppy disk or a USB stick. The firmware files or packages must be placed in either the root directory or a directory named /firmware of the file system on the medium. The recommended file system to use is FAT as that is most certain to be supported during the early stages of the installation.
Tarballs containing current packages for the most common firmware are available from:
Just download the tarball for the correct release and unpack it to the file system on the medium.
If the firmware you need is not included in the tarball, you can also download specific firmware packages from the (non-free section of the) archive. The following overview should list most available firmware packages but is not guaranteed to be complete and may also contain non-firmware packages:

It is also possible to copy individual firmware files to the medium. Loose firmware could be obtained for example from an already installed system or from a hardware vendor.
Firmware and the Installed System Any firmware loaded during the installation will be copied automatically to the installed system. In most cases this will ensure that the device that requires the firmware will also work correctly after the system is rebooted into the installed system. However, if the installed system runs a different kernel version from the installer there is a slight chance that the firmware cannot be loaded due to version skew.
If the firmware was loaded from a firmware package, debian-installer will also install this package for the installed system and will automatically add the non-free section of the package archive in APT's sources.list. This has the advantage that the firmware should be updated automatically if a new version becomes available.
If loading the firmware was skipped during the installation, the relevant device will probably not work with the installed system until the firmware (package) is installed manually.
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The operating system that I used in my computer is XP.How would I install ubuntu operating system on my laptop?


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How to format a disk


Instructions
  1. Formatting and Installing from the Windows XP CD
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    • 1 Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
    • 2 Double-click the My Computer icon.
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    • 4 Choose Format from the menu that appears.
    • 5 Click Start.

Format a CD or DVD

Before you can copy files to a CD or DVD, the disc must first be prepared using a process called formatting. There are several ways to format a CD or DVD disc. Your choice of format determines which computers and other devices will be able to read the disc.

  1. Insert a disc into your computer's CD or DVD drive.

  2. In the dialog box that appears, click Burn files to disc.

  3. In the Burn a disc dialog box, type a name for your new disc.

  4. Click Show formatting options, and then click one of the following formatting options:

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    • Mastered

  5. Click Next to prepare the disc.

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Every time i try to reformat my PC, it would ask the missing 3waredrv.sys to complete the installation. where and how can i download it? or how can i fix my problem. thank you


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RAID drivers in Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Setup not detected


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Gurb hangs after installing ubuntu on raid 0. I left a 500 Mb /Boot (marked as bootable), 1,7 Gb swap on each disk and /root and /home partitions on raid 0 disks each. Installation gave me no problems but...


Hi,
I too upgraded from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 using wubi, the Windows ubuntu installer. Everything was fine, and I even admired the beautiful desktop, added KDE. I was very impressed until came the time to reboot. Grub hung. I entered the console and tried to repair: To no avail.
I reinstalled Ubuntu/Gnome without installing KDE. All went fine until the time to reboot. It hung again. After several trials, I decided to go back to Ubuntu 9.04.

From what I could gather on the Internet, it has to do with the new type of file system ext4. If only I had the choice to use it or not.

Since I was using wubi and was not offered the choice to install the ext4 file system, I do not know whether that choice is offered on a full scale installation without wubi. You might try to find out if you can customize the installation process and not select the ext4 file system, if possible.

One remark concerning the amount of swap space you are setting aside. In my opinion that's too much: I have a 2GB RAM, about 300MB swap space, and each time I monitor swap usage I find it very low to nil.

Concerning Ubuntu 9.10, I will wait until the bug(?) is fixed before upgrading. Good luck to you

I hope it helps
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