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Thread: Cannot mount Floppy Drive

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    Re: Cannot mount Floppy Drive

    In a terminal type the following:

    Code:
    sudo chmod -R 777 /media/floppy0
    I gave up on floppies a long time ago as it seemed even straight out of the box there were a lot of data errors and 95% of the preformated floppies needed to be formatted before you could use them, and then if you tried to readthe floppy in another it couldn't read the floppy.

    Jim

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    Re: Cannot mount Floppy Drive and copy file?

    Is this question to difficult for the gurus to answer?

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    Talking Re: Cannot mount Floppy Drive

    Finally solved the problem, but I think there may be a bug in xubuntu. You can only save to a floppy AFTER you save to User.
    After initial installatio, you have to right click on the file and change the permissions to allow read/write, reboot the computer, and then right click on the file and say "send to' floppy. It seems a round about way to do it, as you can't save to desktop and drag to floppy, nor can you 'save as' and go through media/floppy0.

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    Re: Cannot mount Floppy Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by paddy1 View Post
    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!
    Who owns the file?
    AMD64 Athlon X2 Dual-Core - nVidia Geforce 6150 SE - 4GB DDR3 | remove_old_kernels

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