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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

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

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This does not work. As soon as you reboot you get the Floppy back, so you need to be typing “sudo modprobe -r floppy” after each reboot.