Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How to remove floppy icon in Ubuntu 16.04 running on VMware Workstation 11

Even when the floppy hardware is removed from the VM configuration of a Ubuntu guest under VMware Workstation 11, the icon for floppy disk drive still shows up in the Launcher. To fix this  you need to disable Legacy Diskette A in the virtual BIOS of the guest. An easy way to boot to the virtual BIOS is to shutdown the VM, then select VM | Power | Power On to Firmware.
Then change Legacy Diskette A: to [Disabled], F10 to save and exit. This should reboot the machine.

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