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I am trying to save something to a floppy disk, every time i try i get an error message saying I'm not allowed, I am currently in root getting this, ...
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    can not write to floppy drive


    I am trying to save something to a floppy disk, every time i try i get an error message saying I'm not allowed, I am currently in root getting this, I try to set permissions it says "Changing the attributes of files is not supported with protocol devices." anyone have any idea what's wrong?

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    I re-read your post, you are already in root? I use Slackware and it's default floppy entry is owner (root), ro (read only). Writing to the floppy is impossible even as root.

    /etc/fstab
    If owner,ro change to users,rw

    This is the only change I make to write to the floppy as user.

    You could add your user to group floppy. If need be.

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