Write to floppy?

Mike lake.wind77 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 23:12:37 UTC 2007

cj wrote:
> norman, if he has the tab set to allow reading and writing, you still 
> have ubuntu to deal with as it, for some reason, allows only the root 
> user to write to teh floppy
> --cj

This is odd. I read and write to floppy discs without any 
problems at all in Feisty (as a normal user not as root). I 
save files to floppies directly from OpenOffice (file -> save 
as and select floppy drive as my location). I also copy files 
from my home directory to floppies quite often without root 
permission. To do this I go to "Places" -> "Computer" -> 
"Floppy Drive", then copy over the files that need to be 
copied to the floppy. When I'm done I right click on "Floppy 
Drive" and choose "Unmount Volume" and it writes the data to 
the floppy without root permission. Am I just lucky or Isn't 
this the way it's supposed to work?

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