When I copy a file in the terminal I use:
cp /home/username/fileIwantTocopy.txt /mnt/floppy
and everything works fine, the file copies over I can go to the floppy and see the file, I can open the file directly from the floppy and it is intact, no errors, everything works perfectly when I do this.
However if I am in GNOME and I click on "username's Home" which opens up an nautilus file browser then go to the documents directory (or whatever directory, this instance happens to be documents) then I move that window over so that I can click on the floppy disk which is on my desktop because I mounted it. Now I have two nautilus browser windows open, one looking a a documents directory in my home folder and another looking at the floppy and then I drag a file from the documents window into the floppy window and I get the error message
Error "Invalid parameters" while copying.
Would you like to continue?
(skip) (cancel) (retry)
No matter what I click, skip, cancel or retry the error message just goes away and the file does not get copied over.
I hope this is detailed enough.
I could very well be that nautilus is assuming the floppy is an ext3 but I have no idea how to check to see if it is assuming that and or how to fix it if it does assume that, if that is the problem.