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Old 07-10-2003, 01:10 PM   #1
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floppy problems in mandrake 9.0??


i'm getting a error message stating something to the effect that can't write to, disk is full- though the disk is freshly formatted (fat), and the file is about 65 bytes in size, and floppy diskette is 1.44mb. i have tried to change permissions, and logged in as root to see if that would help. is this a /mnt issue (remount?)? is there a diagnostic command that can be entered in a terminal window that will give a status report. thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 01:12 PM   #2
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Hmmm,...

weird, could be a supermount problem...

Are you doing this through the command line interface or through a desktop icon in a gui???
 
Old 07-10-2003, 01:27 PM   #3
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desktop icon in gnome (GUI).
 
Old 07-10-2003, 04:44 PM   #4
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Delete the icon (or just don't use it), create a new one and point it to the legal /mnt/ address for that floppy,... probably /mnt/floppy/

Or just try opening a command line shell, insert your disk, type

cd /mnt/floppy

then:

ls

and see if it lists the contents.

I'd bet it's a supermount problem... Mandrake is notorious for them. I never use the supplied removeable drive icons they supply. I always make a new one for myself.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 05:20 PM   #5
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thanks JaseP- situation here is i've tried cd /mnt/floppy, and then ls in a terminal as a regular (term?) user, and nothing was listed, though i know i have some files in it. i am currently in icewm, but i would expect that the terminal is access to my comp, and should show the files?

one thing i found on a different comp w/ mandrake 9.0, was that if i right clicked it, and under disks, if i deselected, and then selected floppy, then it would read the contents, and show what's there, but if i didn't do that, and switched disks, and tried to see what was in the floppy, it would just show the previous contents, either files, or zero contents.. i have to believe that this is a configuration issue??

but then i have the one problematic comp that i have described initially, that gives an error stating that the disk is full, which is even worse. i want to concentrate there first, as some files need to be copied before i try to fix, and potentially fubar the config alltogether.

btw, the initial comp that i described is the worst case status of 3 comps, w/ the other two being able to write to and read contents (at least it appears to so far), just not quite right as i want it to be. there is another issue w/ a cdr/w (another topic for sure) drive that is stated as scsi, but is ide, and that needs to be mounted, and configured. seems that mandrake is not quite right at default config. w/ disks? i have my hdd's on a promisetx2 ata100 ide (actually have a promise ata66 ultra that was id'd as well in the problematic comp) controller card, and mandrake appears to not skip a beat in id'g, and getting drivers correct. some of the other distros aren't so good in that department.

then there is the slight chance that the floppy drive is not good, but it did work when i used seagate disk wizard, aefdisk 2.0, and win98se boot disk, so it's a really far removed, and remote possibility.
 
  


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