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Re: Changing floppy0 ownership

I originally groaned:

> I use the following line in my fstab file:
> > /dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  msdos    rw,user,noauto  0       0
> Then (as george) I mount the floppy disk thusly:
> > sudo mount -t msdos -o owner /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0
> But when I attempt to write to the floppy, it turns out to be write-
> protected. ... snippage ...

> Is this what I should be doing to mount the floppy ?
> > sudo mount -t msdos -o george /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0

To which Florian helpfully noted:

> You probably forgot to add your user to the "floppy" group. Users in
> that group should have read/write access to the device; the "user"
> option in your fstab should make it possible to mount without using
> sudo. If that does not work you should check the permissions of the
> device:
> $ ls -l /dev/fd0
> brw-rw---- 1 root floppy 2, 0 2006-05-18 17:18 /dev/fd0
That's exactly what I get:
> ls -l /dev/fd0
> brw-rw----  1 root floppy 2, 0 2006-06-02 12:01 /dev/fd0

Nevertheless, I scampered over to:

And attempted to make appropriate corrections, but I soon discovered
that george is already a member of the floppy (and sudo, cdrom but
not fax) groups. Problemo non solvus ...

Don't give up yet - the weekend is still young.

Should I be checking the BIOS settings ? I've never encountered a
"read-only" setting there ...

George Langford

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