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Floppy drive not working in new Ubuntu 12.04 install

Has a dis-functional icon in go computer, no permissions, wont open or mount with diskette loaded in the drive with JPEG images, if detect media, I only get a continuous PW light on the drive but no media ever loads or opens. I have verified the diskette is good by opening the image files in a windows machine that has a floppy drive , and that works fine.

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Windows and Linux (ubuntu) have different file systems which are incompatible. You might be able to transfer the files over a network.

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SOURCE: Missing floppy disk in 64bit ubuntu 8.10

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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I would recommend -- in line with the free software ideas of Linux -- The GIMP.

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Start the package manager, search for the Avast program and uncheck the box to uninstall it.

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