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    Question Cannot mount Floppy Drive

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    I have tried mounting floppy through root with no results.
    This is my etcfstab contents

    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    # /dev/sda1
    UUID=b75ccc85-3d97-4b44-a1dc-45fd3cb3d1d9 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # /dev/sda5
    UUID=412e6646-cb69-448d-8749-98174d61b9b4 none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

    Any suggestions please?

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    Re: Cannot mount Floppy Drive

    Not that this solves your problem, but the floppy on my system only mounts with a floppy disk in it.

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    Re: Cannot mount Floppy Drive

    Still will not mount with floppy in

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    Re: Cannot mount Floppy Drive

    You don't say what command you are using but so it's difficult to know if you are doing it right. Try adding the "Disk mounter" to your panel and using that. If that won't work, I don't know what else to suggest. Your fstab entry is exactly the same as mine and mine works with that, or manually, using
    Code:
    mount /media/floppy0

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    Re: Cannot mount Floppy Drive

    I used the command mount /media/floppy0, but when tryiong to save, it says that the Abi file I am trying to save is write protected. There is nothng in the file properties to suggest or change this

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    Re: Cannot mount Floppy Drive

    When I try to send file to floppy drive, it says "permission denied"

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    Re: Cannot mount Floppy Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by paddy1 View Post
    I used the command mount /media/floppy0, but when tryiong to save, it says that the Abi file I am trying to save is write protected. There is nothng in the file properties to suggest or change this
    Is the floppy disk write protected?
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    Re: Cannot mount Floppy Drive

    No, the floppy is set for write. The file I saved to the desktop as a DOC file and when I try to save it to a flopy, it says the file is write protected and "permission denied". Could it possibly be an issue in permissions?

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    Re: Cannot mount Floppy Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by paddy1 View Post
    No, the floppy is set for write. The file I saved to the desktop as a DOC file and when I try to save it to a flopy, it says the file is write protected and "permission denied". Could it possibly be an issue in permissions?
    What kind of file is it? System file. I would rather see you copy and paste into your home directory first. Type this

    Code:
    ls -l filename
    Then you can use

    Code:
    chmod 777 filename
    Make sure you do this from copied file
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    Re: Cannot mount Floppy Drive

    I am getting really upset with linux now. It is a simple bloody Abi word processing file that will not copy to User or the floppy, because it says it is "write protected".

    Why is this so damn difficult? I drag the file to the floppy icon on the desktop, and I expect the file to be copied to the floppy. Why is this so hard to do? It says permission denied, plain and simple!

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