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Remove The Floppy Drive From Places Menu Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat"


After installing Ubuntu 10.10 (Beta) on my test system i noticed that all the sudden i have a floppy drive on my system. It seems that when installing Ubuntu 10.10 a floppy drive gets installed, whether you have the physical drive attached or not....



To remove the floppy drive from your Places menu, open a Terminal window (Applications -> Accessories - > Terminal)

Copy and paste the following line:

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

Fill in your password and press Enter. Now the fstab file will be opened


Search for the line that starts with /dev/fd0


Now place an # in front of that line to disable the floppy drive, now save and close your fstab file


In your Terminal window copy+paste following line:  sudo modprobe -r floppy


Now the floppy drive is disabled and no longer listed in your Places Menu