Using a floppy
neil at holsdevon.eclipse.co.uk
Tue Nov 21 15:24:53 UTC 2006
Neil Winchurst wrote:
> Kaj Haulrich wrote:
>> Two guesses :
>> The permissions should include the executable bit (x), otherwise you
>> cant change directories. Try 'chmod 777'.
>> Your fstab should include 'umask=0'. for example :
>> /dev/ fd0 /media/floppy0 auto umask=0, rw,user,noauto 0 0
>> Kaj Haulrich.
> As a follow up to my recent reply, I had a message that line 10 in
> /etc/fstab was bad. This happened when I tried to umount it. This is the
> floppy line. I removed the umask=0 bit and it was happy again.
> Neil Winchurst
And here is more information. Instead of using a text editor I tried a
test in OO Writer. Here I got a message with a bit more info.
'/media/floppy/test.odt does not exist'. I had written a few lines and
tried to save it as filename test.odt. It appears that, although I used
the save as command, the system seems to think I am trying to overwrite
a file that already exists. What I am trying to do of course is create a
new file. I was able to save the new test file in my documents folder in
my home folder without any problem, so it is only a problem when saving
to the floppy.
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