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jcrev
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Disabling FDD

So, I am running Ubuntu on a Toshiba nb305, and I have heard that you can get much faster boot times by disabling the floppy diskette drive in the BIOS. I have looked through the BIOS, and i can see that the FDD is in the boot sequence menu, but I can't find any option to disable it. Can anyone help?

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brad
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Re: Disabling FDD

Do you have a floppy drive attached?  If not, then it doesn't really matter.

 

If you do, then move the FDD to a lower boot priority than whatever you are booting off of, I assume the HDD.

 

Mostly the advice about FDD drives slowing boot times is from 10+ years ago.

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jcrev
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Re: Disabling FDD

Actually, this advice pertains to Ubuntu 10.10, which is definately not ten years old, and many people have had success in lowering the time it takes to get from the GDM login screen to a usable desktop.

 

I do not have a floppy drive attached, which is why I am confused as to why there is even an FDD option in the BIOS.