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Old 06-23-2004, 05:34 AM   #1
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Red face Is this even possible???mount /mnt/floppy

I tried to mount /mnt/floppy and i got " permission denied".
Yes i was root. I thought something was using the floppy cause i formatted using one of the default gui floppy formatter tools.

after the reboot it still did the same thing. How is this possible?
Old 06-23-2004, 08:05 AM   #2
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check the permissions of
/mnt/ and

also check /etc/fstab and see if you have "rw" or "ro" or read only respectively
Old 06-23-2004, 08:06 AM   #3
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did you mount like this

mount -t auto /dev/floppy /mnt/floppy

and also if that does not work try

chmod 777 /mnt/floppy


chmod 777 /dev/floppy
Old 06-23-2004, 08:37 AM   #4
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OK--i've had the same problem before. Use konqueror or natilus to look at the picture of the /mnt/floppy/ directory icon. Does it have a lock on it? What I know is that I did this unknowningly, just like you. When i did a full reinstall, the directories were set back to normal


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