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Old 03-13-2004, 11:53 AM   #1
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Unhappy floppy - writing to devices is not supported


Hi Folks,

This question has been asked before, but the person didn't ever get an answer. So here I go.

I just installed Mandrake 9.2 a few weeks ago and am just getting around to wanting to copy files to a floppy. When I try to cut and paste from Konquorer, I get the error "writing to devices is not suported."

Is this a permissions problem, and if so, how do I give users (me) permission to copy to the floppy drive? Or is it something else ?

Any ideas?

Thanks a bunch,
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Old 03-13-2004, 12:03 PM   #2
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have you mounted the floppy drive?
 
Old 03-13-2004, 12:09 PM   #3
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ditto similar problem (intermittent) in 9.1; when I cut and paste something to "newfile" using Kate and then try to save it, the procedure is unclear in the pop-up save window. /mnt/floppy/newfile is the obvious choice for save destination but , I often get the unauthorized message; sometimes if I back out carefully (change to the home directory and then remove the floppy and start over and then being careful to insert the write permitted disk before issuing any /mnt/floppy/ , it has worked. But I really don't understand what is going on here. Sorry just a newbie, myself
 
Old 03-13-2004, 12:20 PM   #4
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Yes, it is mounted. I can copy from it just fine. But it appears that nobody has write permission for the drive, if I'm understanding what I see in properties - permissions. But I can't figure out how to change the permissions for the drive, it it's that.
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Old 03-13-2004, 01:01 PM   #5
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the easiest way: log in as root, open konquerer/nautilus or another file manager, browse to /dev, search for fd0, right-click on this device, and change the permissions so that everybody can write and read it.
 
  


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