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I have just tried to copy a file,to a 1.4MB floppy,and this was the result.
ERROR: Unable to enter File:/mnt/floppy.You do not have rights to this location.
I also noticed that the /mnt/floppy icon now had a lock on it.
In a terminal I ran chmod various options /mnt/floppy and this was the result.
CHMOD:changing permissions of /mnt/floppy:Input /output error.
When I run MDK 9.0 control centre-system-user I get this response.Cannot lock user lib,file /etc/ptmp or /etc/gtmp exist.I can delete these files temporarily,as when I reboot the files come back again.
Thanks in anticipation.
It sounds like you don't have the floppy drive mounted. Open up your terminal and then as root type:
This should display what is mounted. If you floppy isn't, then mount it:
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
Then you should be able to access it. Only as root though. If you want to access it as a normal user you might have to change what's in your /etc/fstab options section. If you have questions on that, post it here and someone can probably help you.
It's trying to guess the filesystem. The "auto" option which is in your /etc/fstab entry will do it's best at guessing. I tend to use mainly floppies formatted with fat32 filesystems. So I have my entry using the filesystem vfat.
Here's my entry, you don't have to use this, but it might give you some ideas (man mount and man fstab will explain things about this for you):
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy vfat noauto,owner 0 0
Basically, it will automatically assume the filesystem is vfat, then mount it with the options noauto,owner
If you use a lot of floppies that are of different filesystems, you might wanna leave the "auto" in your entry in /etc/fstab.
Also, you might wanna check and make sure your distro has support for vfat, if you aren't sure I believe it's: