peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Wed Mar 30 00:55:24 UTC 2005
On Wed, 2005-03-30 at 09:00 +0930, squareyes wrote:
> Robbo wrote:
> >> From command line I managed to copy above files from floppy to Desktop,
> >>so files do exist on the floppy.
> >I'm guessing this was done as root.
> >>A png made with the Gimp, tried to save to floppy, gives "Could not open
> >>for writing:permision denied" Dragging and dropping same result "no
> >And this as a user?
> >How did you mount the floppy (I'm guessing it was done automatic?)
> >Next time you insert the floppy, type mount at the command line (user
> >access will be okay) and look for the floppy line..
> >Mine (although for the cdrom) looks like this, it should say
> >user=squareyes as one of the options for yourself.
> >/dev/hdc on /media/cdrom type iso9660
> >If it doesn't, look for your floppy line in /etc/fstab. It should be
> >something like this. The option "user" is the option that may be
> >lacking for yourself.
> >/dev/floppy /media/floppy vfat user,noauto 0 0
> Hi Robbo,
> mount is as follows
> squareyes at squareyes:~ $ mount
> /dev/hda5 on / type ext2 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
> proc on /proc type proc (rw)
> sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
> devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
> tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
> /dev/hda7 on /home type ext2 (rw)
> /dev/hda1 on /windows type vfat (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,umask=000)
> usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
> /dev/fd0 on /media/floppy0 type vfat (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
> squareyes at squareyes:~ $
> No user showing, but is in Fstab below
> Fstab :
> # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
> # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
> /dev/hda5 / ext2 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
> /dev/hda7 /home ext2 defaults 0 2
> /dev/hda6 none swap sw 0 0
> /dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
> /dev/hdd /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
> /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,auto 0 0
> /dev/hda1 /windows vfat rw,umask=000,users,auto 0 0
> have tried changing "auto" to vfat, same result.,
> I realize floppy is a primitive device, but so am I , still not ready to
> be put
> out to pasture :-) I do find them to be unreliable, but with 2 machines
> side by side,
> 1 running Knoppix, and this one Ubuntu, it is a convienient way to
> transfer small png files.
> Files were originally saved to floppy from Knoppix on my old machine
> (166meg 64 edo ram Win 98)
> will check the Knoppix Fstab that works.
> Thanks again,
> Take Care
For what it's worth, my floppy fstab line reads
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 vfat rw,user,noauto 0 0
and appears to mount/unmount fine when I click it in Nautilus
An icon appears on the desktop and umounts from the roght-click context
Try "vfat" and "noauto" as above in the relevant fields, and see if that
solves your problem...
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