Write to floppy?

cj debiani386 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 04:40:43 UTC 2007


Stanczak Group wrote:

Ive noticed that they took out /dev/fd0 you have to go to 
/dev/disk/by-id/ and then search through every one until you find one 
that matches your floppy drive..atleast thats what they did in ubuntu 7.04

--cj
> I've tried that. But you can't mount with just /media/floppy0 it's not 
> in fstab or mtab something. I had to mount /dev/fd0 /media/cdrom -w , 
> but it wouldn't allow the -w. Using now -w just mounts read only. Which 
> is the key I think. As it won't mount in write mode.
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> larry shields wrote:
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>> cj wrote:
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>>> norman wrote:
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>>>>>>> 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?
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>>>>>> Are you sure that the little tab on the floppy has not been set to read
>>>>>> only? If it has, slide it up or down which ever the case may be.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Norman
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>>>>> 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
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>>>> I must admit it is a long time since I used a floppy but, if you want, I
>>>> will try to find one and see what happens. However, I am convinced that
>>>> floppies are easily mounted and used.
>>>>
>>>> Norman
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>>> right..you just have to access them with root permissions to write to 
>>> them. otherwise you can only read
>>> --cj
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>> Try mounting the floppy, like this...
>> Mount /media/floppy0, then cd /media/floppy0, you then should see the 
>> prompt say norman at whatever:/media/floppy0 your floppy drives LED should 
>> light up...
>>
>> The do an 'ls' to list the files, now too write to the floppy you have 
>> to be root...
>>
>> Hope this helps you...
>>
>> Larry
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