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Old 03-18-2004, 12:30 AM   #1
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floppy help plz


i can get data of my floppy however it isnt set up or something of thr sort to allow me to write to my floppy. How do i set up my floppy drive so i can read and write to it. thx.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 12:59 AM   #2
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Have a look at you're /etc/fstab file. The entry for the floppy device may be set wrong - you'll need to have a "rw" part in the options. You probably also want to have "user" set as well so that you can use the device without being root.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 01:00 AM   #3
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Oh, and if you get stuck with the file, then check out "man fstab".
 
Old 03-18-2004, 01:07 AM   #4
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thx, it worked, but now i have yet another question. From my desktop i right clicked and went to add a floppy device shortcut to my desktop, but when i click on it to access floppy i get this error:
/root/Desktop/Floppy Device
is of type FSDevice but has no Dev=_entry.
What does this mean, and how can i get my desktop shortcut to floppy working?
 
Old 03-18-2004, 01:22 AM   #5
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Try editing the properties. You are probably required to enter the path to the device, which will likely just be /dev/fd0 etc.
 
  


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