Why does Floppy show unmounted in file manager? Ubuntu 12.04

Asked by Budmaester on 2012-07-27

I have updated all (4) pc/laptops with 12.04 but Gateway 400 cannot recognize cd-rom. /media shows floppy and floppy0. This laptop has no floppy drives attached. When a cd is inserted the drive exercises but will not show in file manager of apps list.

What boot up file is used and is there a script file available to assist system to recognoze cd-rom?

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Solved by:
marcobra (Marco Braida)
Solved:
2013-06-18
Last query:
2013-06-18
Last reply:
2012-07-27

Add following to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf (use sudo or gksu to run your editor):

blacklist floppy

and reboot...

Budmaester (hheinbaugh) said : #2

Thanks marcobra (Marco Braida), that solved my question.

Budmaester (hheinbaugh) said : #3

Sorry about the late response. Just reviewing questions on Launchpad.net. Life is good.