I just did a fresh install of LinuxMint 14.1 cinnamon 64 bit on my homebuilt computer. Everything seems to be working fine but syslog reports about every 15 seconds a "Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0" followed by "end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0". I modified /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf to add the line"blacklist floppy" but that had no effect. My box is an Intel core 2 duo E8500 on an AsusP5Q board with an Asus EN9600GSO GeForce 9600 GSO video card. there is no installed floppy drive. I let the installation install the default open-source video driver rather than the NVIDIA driver. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to turn off this error stream?