Using a floppy
kaj at haulrich.net
Tue Nov 21 15:50:19 UTC 2006
On Tuesday 21 November 2006 16:24, Neil Winchurst wrote:
> 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
> >> HTH
> >> 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
> '/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
Well, I'm no expert, but could you post your /etc/fstab ?
And isn't ext3 for a floppy a bit overkill ?
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