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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?
    boot_info_script | AMD64 Athlon X2 Dual-Core - nVidia Geforce 6150 SE - 4GB DDR3

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