I realize that a diskette contains no permissions; however, I ran into a few problems in saving.
Alright, so I finally mounted my floppy to /mnt/floppy (I even created an alias for mounting it). However, in my own account I don't have permissions to change the floppy. When I changed to root, I tried
chmod a+r+w+x /mnt/floppy
but that didn't work. Then I tried
That didn't work either. I tried chmod once more, this time read and write separately:
chmod 0222 /mnt/floppy
chmod 0444 /mnt/floppy
Nothing still worked. So I decided to copy the directory I needed directly as root. I tried cp <whatever the directory was>, I couldn't copy it--the output was:
ommitting directory <dir>
//"dir" is the last directory in the path
So then I used the GUI. I supposedly copied the file (it showed it in the GUI, and showed it in the command line), and so I typed:
just to make sure. The command line didn't complain both times except to to say the second time that /mnt/floppy was already unmounted. But when I was going to do the file trasnfer on a Windows machine, the file didn't exist.
The funny thing was, I copied files earlier, and unmounted the floppy in the same way, but when I remounted and checked the floppy, the files weren't there, so I did it again, and they stuck.
From what I see, I need to mount and remount the floppy twice in order for a file to stick and be saved. Is that true or am I doing anything wrong. I appologize for the length of this message