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Just switched from ubuntu, "unable to mount floppy disk", an

Postby parkland on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:52 pm

I just installed mint 14 on 2 computers, every time it boots, on the desktop, a window pops up and says "unable to mount floppy disk"

I used ubuntu since 7. something, I just can't handle unity and the windows among other things, it just doesn't seem to be what I wanted anymore.
I love mint so far, hopefully there are not any major issues !!! :)

Also, I have a "movies" folder I want to share, how can I add "everyone" to the users on it, so that there won't be any issues with media players over the network?
Right now, and previously on ubuntu, I was having issues where it would work fine for days, then the folder contents would be inaccessible over the network to media players or computers.
It's just a normal home network with a 8 port switch, router, and every computer and device is plugged into the switch.
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Re: Just switched from ubuntu, "unable to mount floppy disk"

Postby parkland on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:18 am

Well, just figured out my file sharing issue, I think.
Had to add a line in samba config file "forceuser=myusername".
Son of a....... that took literally months to actually figure out. :lol:

I can't believe more people haven't run accross the same issue I had.
Doesn't anyone share lots of files over the network?

So now... about the floppy disk error message every boot up.....?
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Re: Just switched from ubuntu, "unable to mount floppy disk"

Postby BoscoBearbank on Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:29 pm

About the boot floppy error - I think it's a grub thing. Every place in grub.cfg that contains the search command contains the option --no-floppy; as in this snippet:
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if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos8  51fe57df-a552-4464-859d-2447eef61ba3
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 51fe57df-a552-4464-859d-2447eef61ba3
fi
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Re: Just switched from ubuntu, "unable to mount floppy disk"

Postby parkland on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:47 am

BoscoBearbank wrote:About the boot floppy error - I think it's a grub thing. Every place in grub.cfg that contains the search command contains the option --no-floppy; as in this snippet:
Code: Select all
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos8  51fe57df-a552-4464-859d-2447eef61ba3
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 51fe57df-a552-4464-859d-2447eef61ba3
fi




So then just go in and delete the --no-floppy ' s out of it?
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Re: Just switched from ubuntu, "unable to mount floppy disk"

Postby remoulder on Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:40 pm

BoscoBearbank wrote:About the boot floppy error - I think it's a grub thing

No it's not, see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/udisks2/+bug/1054414 particularly #42/43.
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Re: Just switched from ubuntu, "unable to mount floppy disk"

Postby DataMan on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:03 pm

Remoulder,

Your link is kapudt :lol:

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Re: Just switched from ubuntu, "unable to mount floppy disk"

Postby remoulder on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:23 pm

DataMan wrote:Your link is kapudt

Thanks, fixed (I hope!)
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