Write to floppy?

cj debiani386 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 21:55:28 BST 2007


Matt Richards wrote:
> cj wrote:
>   
>> Stanczak Group wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> When I put a floppy in it opens as read only. I've tried accessing as 
>>> root and trying to mount it with -w as root. It just won't let me. 
>>> Anyone know why?
>>>
>>>   
>>>     
>>>       
>> its because of root permissions (i tried changing them, but even in 
>> root, it wouldnt let me).
>> so i created a shortcut which would mount it as root and open konqueror 
>> and view it as root so i could read/write to the floppy.
>>
>>
>> HTH
>>
>> --cj
>>
>>   
>>     
> you could always mount it with ....
>
> mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy -o umask=0000
>
> this should se the permissions to allow everybody to read/write,
>
> when mounting vfat filesystems the permissiosns are normally taken from
> the directory of the mount point as fat filesystems dont support
> permissions.
>
> Matt.
>
>
>   
tried that same exact string, didnt do any thing different from a 
regular mount
--cj




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