cant use floppy

charles f. zeitler cfzeitler at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 10 02:29:24 UTC 2006



--- Nigel Henry <cave.dnb at tiscali.fr> wrote:

> On Thursday 09 November 2006 19:50, charles f.
> zeitler wrote:
> > --- François Patte
> >
> > <francois.patte at math-info.univ-paris5.fr> wrote:
> > > charles f. zeitler a écrit :
> > > > trying to mount, mount claims
> > > > the device (dev/fd0) is write-protected,
> > > > and cant even read the super block.
> > > >
> > > > trying to format, mkfs is unable to
> > > > open /dev/fd0.
> > > >
> > > > any ideas?
> > >
> > > Your floppy has its write protection on?
> > >
> > > --
> > > François Patte
> > > UFR de mathématiques et informatique
> > > Université René Descartes
> > > http://www.math-info.univ-paris5.fr/~patte
> >
> > i tried it w/ the slide in both positions.
> > apparently, its the _drive_ that's write
> > protected.
> >
> > charles f zeitler
> 
> Out of interest what does /dev/fd0 show as
> permissions? I've just looked on 
> FC5, and permissions shows, Owner can read and
> write, Group can read and 
> write, and Others forbidden. Ownership is "User" my
> user name, and "Group" 
> Floppy.
> 
> Which FC version are you using?
> 
> Nigel.

on fedora core 6, permissions on my /dev/fd0 are as
you have on fc 5.

ls -Z on /dev/fd0 gives:
brw-rw----  fedora floppy
system_u:object_r:removable_device_t

charles f zeitler 

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