floppy drive dose not operate

Asked by Thomas Carroll

the drive is listed but it will not format the disk. I used the dirve program and Kfloppy and both did not work. I also used Ubuntu 10 and 12 on different computers and also different floppy drives.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

sudo mformat -f 1440 A:

Will format the floppy for you.

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Andries van Tonder (outoppie) said :

Running 12.04. Needed to get an old file from floppy drive. Disk Utility see the drive but when floppy (media) is inserted it is not seen.

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