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need help to get floppy disk useable in Ubuntu Hardy

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  • Started 5 years ago by georgenoon3579
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georgenoon3579
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I have a self-built Linux box: Intel Core2Duo Processor 2.6+GHz, Asus P5K motherboard, 2 GB memory, 2 DVD RW drives, 1 floppy drive, running Ubuntu Linux 8.04 Hardy Heron. I recently wished to copy some small graphics files to a floppy to share with a friend, No matter what I did, I could not put them onto [or into] the floppy drive. Yes, ther was a properly formated 3.5" disk in the drive; in fact, Floppy Formatter worked just fine in formatting the new disk. I did not wish to use a whole CD or DVD just for 5 small graphics files. I finally had to resort to e-mailing the files as attachments, & advising my friend to save them te both his HDD & to a floppy, as back-up. Help!

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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georgenoon3579,
Welcome to The HTG Forums.
There is a lot help on the subject.
This is a pretty straight forward post.
http://answers.yahoo.com/quest.....641AANE3Rn

Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

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georgenoon3579
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Thank you, I will certainly check it out.
G E Noon

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georgenoon3579
Posts: 3

Did not work -- do not understand.
Oh, well; doesn't seem to be much call for use of floppies anymore.
Don't like to give up. but can not seem to locate any useable,
understandable documentation.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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georgenoon3579,
dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 msdos rw,user,noauto 0 0

http://ubuntuforums.org/archiv.....22004.html

Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

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