I have a usb floppy drive connected to my Linux box and it works fine however there is a noticeable issue. While the drive is healthy and functioning but when it is empty the drive heads constantly move as if trying to read an imaginary floppy disk. I can not figure out what is causing this since the drive works perfectly so I have no error messages to go on.
I have just installed Ubuntu 9.10, and it's not recognizing my floppy drive (3.5" 1.44), although my computer's BIOS recognizes, and will attempt to boot from it if a floppy disk is in when booting. Is there a way to get Ubuntu to access the floppy drive?
I'm new to these forums, as well as Linux, but hopefully you guys can help me. I've been considering erasing Windows off my hard disk to gain some space, but until then, I want to know that I can do everything I'll want to do.
I've followed many tutorials and threads on the internet, but they never work for me.
Same computer, under Ubuntu 8.04 no problem at all.
Under 12.04, floppy drive is non existent for Ubuntu.
Drive and floppy disquette works well on DOS.
Computer boots from the floppy W98se, no problem at all.