Using a floppy

Neil Winchurst neil at
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 
no problems.

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?

Neil Winchurst

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