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Old 09-06-2014, 07:21 AM   #1
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bad problems with floppy writing in terminal!

Hello! I am trying to write a .img file to a floppy in terminal, but when I try to (I'm using "dd") I get the message :
"permission denied"
I have taken the img out of "downloads" and put it on desktop. Please help! if there are any programs that will do it for me please tell me about them. I'm not actually a newbie, but this was the only forum that slightly fit my problem. Also, I DO NOT want anyone emailing me. Sorry about the capitals, I wasn't shouting. I was just emphasising my point.
some one please help!

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Old 09-06-2014, 07:25 AM   #2
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dd error message is pretty explanatory, it can't open fdboot.img as it doesn't find it

Post the command you tried
Old 09-06-2014, 10:17 AM   #3
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It seems you don't have write permission on the floppy. You can try the same command as before but either prefix it with sudo or run the command as root.
Old 09-06-2014, 10:37 AM   #4
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AFAIK dd is located in /sbin so you have to run it with root permissions anyway. That is for a reason, dd does anything. And writing an image to a (floppy) disk is considered something something only someone with root permissions should do.

BTW emphasizing something you do in italic. Hence the emph tags in HTML and Latex.

Old 09-06-2014, 08:35 PM   #5
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remember to be 300% sure what you're doing with dd. it's lovingly nicknamed "the disk destroyer".
Old 09-07-2014, 03:54 AM   #6
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also HOW did you mount "fd0" the 3.5 in floppy

New kernels do not even look for one
even with the current 2.6 kernel you have to run " modprob floppy "

I have taken the img out of "downloads" and put it on desktop
linux OS's are NOT MS windows
and in some cases the "desktop" is not a real folder and the os will have problems with files put there .

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Old 09-07-2014, 08:57 AM   #7
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If it was me. I would Download and burn a older Puppy Live cd like Puppy 4.31. Boot into a Puppy live session and use it instead of Ubuntu. Bat that is just me.
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I think three things are necessary
1. make sure you actually have support for a floppy drive (#6)
2. edit /etc/group and make root a member of the floppy group
3. use dd as root (#4)


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