floppy access problems are back..

Jerry Feldman gaf at blu.org
Sat Feb 26 23:10:22 EST 2000

This sets permissions as Derek mentioned. 
chmod 666 /dev/fd0

I don't like setting ownership to nobody. Also, you should use the mtools 
packages if you are going to be doing DOS type things:
mcopy xxx a:
This will copy the file xxx to /dev/fd0.

You can also do:tar cf /dev/fd0 <files to tar>

You can also create a Linux file system on a floppy. 

One warning. If you mount the floppy:
mount /dev/fd0 /floppy

Don't forget to umount it before you remove it. You will lose data.

"Kevin M. Gleason" wrote:

> Can anyone tell me how to go from here?
> Do I switch the owner from root to Guest?
> Do I switch the ownership of fd0 to Guest?
> I need to do some work as a non-root user and I can't access floppy no
> matter what I do.
Jerry Feldman <gaf at blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix user group

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