Using a floppy
neil at holsdevon.eclipse.co.uk
Tue Nov 21 11:29:20 UTC 2006
I had a new computer built for me last May and installed Mandriva.
Recently I installed kubuntu Edgy. My computer included a floppy drive
which I had not asked for but since it was there I used it. In Mandriva
In kubuntu I am having a small problem so I am asking for some help.
Yes, I know about changing /etc/fstab which I have done so that the
start of the last line is /dev/fd0. I can now read my diskettes OK. All
my diskettes are already formatted to Ext2 and they are all writeable.
My problem is that I cannot write to them, which rather defeats the
purpose. I mount the floppy, I create a text file and then I try to save
it to the floppy and I get the message 'Unable to write to file'.
The permissions of fd0 are rw-rw-rw- and yes I am included as a user in
the 'floppy' group.
This leaves me rather baffled. Can anyone help please?
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