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Old 12-09-2003, 05:15 AM   #1
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Floppy Saving Problem Pls. Help!!!


Opensourcerers,

When I'm trying to save a file, let say while typing in OpenOffice and I wanted to save directly to the diskette it is prompting me an error... something like "cannot create file"

please help me thanx!!!

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Old 12-09-2003, 05:34 AM   #2
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Make sure your diskette is mounted first. The command will be something like,

mount /mnt/floppy

Before you take the diskette out of the drive,

umount /mnt/floppy

John
 
Old 12-09-2003, 07:28 AM   #3
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Thanx John but I think that is not the problem... I've founded out that the problem only occurs in one user... all the other users can save directly to the disk... in one particular user only that this problem occur... please help...

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Old 12-09-2003, 07:40 AM   #4
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All I can think of is group permissions.

What groups is this member in? Look in /etc/passwd and /etc/group

Also what does ls -ld /mnt/floppy give you?

The entry for your floppy in /etc/fstab might be informative too.

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Old 12-09-2003, 12:04 PM   #5
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Old 12-09-2003, 08:06 PM   #6
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Yo!John I've checked that already and read the following:

/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 00

and compared it with the other users that can write directly to floppy.

one more, whenever I tried to mount floppy using the user that is having problem saving... it gave me an error: "mount: only root can mount /mnt/fd0 on /mnt/floppy"

i have no more idea what to do... pls. help!!!

Thanx!!!

-AKO-
 
Old 12-10-2003, 03:20 AM   #7
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Hi Ako,

Change the "owner" in your fstab entry to "user".

That should allow all users to mount the floppy, but I can't figure out why other, non-root, users were able to before this.

John
 
Old 12-10-2003, 04:15 AM   #8
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John,

I knew you would refer me to the /etc/fstab, I've done that already and is now working already... but I'm still confuse why other users can do it without editing "owner to fstab", anyway... thanx for the help...

-AKO-
 
  


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