Changing ownership on floppy

Eric Weir eeweir at
Fri Oct 3 19:31:41 BST 2008

On 10/3/2008 Brian Pitts wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-10-02 at 16:46 -0400, Eric Weir wrote:
>> 8.04. I right-clicked on the icon, thinking I'd get the option to mount 
>> from the context menu, but didn't. So I went the command line route 
>> using sudo.
> What happens if you double-click it?

I'm not running it at the moment, but when I tried yesterday after 
getting the feedback from Kevin, nothing happened. Right-click gave me a 
context menu without a mount option. On the other hand after the drive 
was mounted, right-click gave me a context menu with an unmount option! 
I don't know it this is unique to Linux Mint or not. I can't imagine 
they would change that. [While I'm at it, I will say that of all the 
flavors of Ubuntu I've given a serious try -- Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and 
Xubuntu -- it's the one I like the most. I love the desktop and the 
colors. ]

I don't know if I said it on this thread or not -- I know I have 
somewhere -- I imagine my Linux experience would've been less 
frustrating if [1] I had invested in a more uptodate machine [the one I 
have is vintage 2002 with a very poor motherboard but decent processor] 
and [2] I hadn't been trying to network with an laptop running XP, which 
I actually bought to put Ubuntu on.

But I was not willing to do the first if I couldn't get a decent 
installation running on the machine I had -- e.g., one that didn't cause 
Thunderbird to run excruciatingly slow -- which I was never able to do 
-- even with excellent help from a couple of guys at the Installfest 
back last spring.

Given that, and the problems encountered in networking the two machines, 
there was no way I was going to put Ubuntu on the laptop.In a sense, I 
guess I put *Linux/Ubuntu* in Catch-22. But that's the way it goes. No 
way was I going to invest in a new machine given the experience I was 

Again, I do appreciate the help yesterday -- and in all occasions in the 

Eric Weir
Decatur, GA  USA
eeweir at

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