writing to floppies possible as a user?
peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Mon Jan 30 08:06:11 UTC 2006
On Sun, 29 Jan 2006 19:18:04 -0800
"abetterturkey" <abetterturkey at hushmail.com> wrote:
> I've tried all of the tips and tricks suggested, but
> nothing works in allowing write access in a GUI in Ubuntu Breezy. I
> even tried one suggestion to chmod 777 the floppy drive and reboot,
> it just does not work.
> My /etc/fstab line for the floppy currently is as so:
> /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 vfat rw,user,noauto 0 0
> The above allows mounting but not writing.
Try this in /etc/fstab (it works for mounting and writing to floppy here
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 vfat user,noauto,umask=022 0 0
The trick here seemed to be the umask=022 Until I did that I had mounting
errors etc . I just tried writing a couple of text files to the floppy by
dragging and dropping using nautilus, and it appears to be fine with the
fstab entry above.
If that doesn't work, try umask=000 ( the down side of that is that then
nautilus thinks all the files created are executable - 022 seems
preferable as it is the default umask for users)
Hope that works for you.
'If I ever saw an animated penguin with a speech bubble saying,
"It looks like you're trying to edit fstab",
I'd switch to BSD faster than a speeding Gentoo user.'
-- Paul Hudson
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