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How to stop errors concerning the /dev/fd0 device on Linux Mint 14 and Ubuntu.

Linux Mint fd0 error.
Linux Mint fd0 error.

This is the error I was getting on my Linux Mint 14 system; I tried to remove this module using the rmmod command and I got an error that the module was in use. A while later I tried this again and I was able to remove this unneeded kernel module. I have just reloaded the defaults in my BIOS and this would be the cause of this error. The Linux kernel thinking that I have a floppy disk drive when I do not. This is the sort of thing that can happen from time to time.

This is a good temporary fix for this error.

|{~/Downloads/linux-3.9-rc2}-{Tue Apr 02 20:33:16}
-{john@adeptus-mechanicus } $ sudo rmmod floppy
[sudo] password for john:

This is a more permanent fix though; just blacklist the unneeded modules in the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file.
adeptus-mechanicus ~ # echo "blacklist floppy" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

This will stop these messages in future.

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