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Old 08-16-2017, 09:20 PM   #1
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Smile i can not drag and drop from desktop or any device to floppy disk.


i tried the following commands sudo adduser eric floppy and logged out, and it changed nothing.
i also tried sudo adduser eric root and nothing.
it keeps telling me that only root can copy to floppy drive.
 
Old 08-16-2017, 09:30 PM   #2
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Adding a user with the adduser command just adds the user it doesn't give that user root/sudo permissions. If you want to copy to any location outside the /home/user directory you will almost always need to do it as root/sudo or grand the user ownership of the directory to which the floppy is mounted with the chown command.
 
Old 08-16-2017, 09:43 PM   #3
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There are other means to copy files besides the GUI tool. OR you can launch the GUI tool as root from a terminal.
 
Old 08-16-2017, 09:59 PM   #4
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so how do i do it chown thing ?

help
 
Old 08-17-2017, 03:12 AM   #5
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https://duckduckgo.com/?q=chown+comm...b=v59-3&ia=web

Also, man chown.
 
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Old 08-18-2017, 05:25 PM   #6
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yea tried chown

so i went in to root then i did chown -R eric floppy and nothing.
 
Old 08-18-2017, 06:58 PM   #7
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Presumably floppy is meant to represent an antiquated floppy disk(?????).

Reading the man chown carefully, yields
Code:
chown -R eric:floppy /path/to/some-directory
where eric is a user name and floppy is a group user.
 
Old 08-18-2017, 07:04 PM   #8
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the chown command takes user:group file/directory as arguments. You didn't read the man page very well. You also must specify the /full/path/to/file_or_directory. Don't give up. Many people have learned Linux.

I have faith in you!

Edit, writing while JeremyBoden was posting.
 
Old 08-20-2017, 01:31 PM   #9
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ok so would it be chown -R eirc: floppy /media/floppy
or chown -R eric /media/floppy
 
  


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