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    LS-120 problems in Mandrake 9.0 KDE GUI


    I have just recently installed Mandrake 9.0

    I have to say that I am pleased with the overall result since I had tried linux a few years ago and abandoned the migration from Windows up until now.

    The only problem that I have encountered is the LS-120 drive
    In Suse 7.2 Professional there were no problems with reading and writing to the drive regardless of media(floppy/LS-120)
    But in mandrake i get a pesky error message in Konqueror, it also has lock on the folder icon

    Unable to enter file:/mnt/floppy. You do not have access rights to this location.

    Using root & normal user accounts.
    so my question is how do i unlock the directory.

    Your help would be much appreciated.

    Cheers Andy!!!

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    Make sure that the drive is mounted and also that the permissions are set correctly.
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    Funny things are happening.

    By some miracle of soughts I got the thing to work partialy.
    This is how i went about it.

    1. I inserted a floppy/LS-120 disk(I did it for both medias)
    2. I open Konqueror and went to the root directory and open the folder /dev/floppy/ followed by dev/IDE/
    3. Upon doing this it immediately began to read the drive
    and mounted the drive.
    4. Upon clicking Removable media shortcut on the desktop and clicking the floppy icon it open and read the disks contents
    and allowed me to copy/delete/create directories etc.

    Now this is all great but how do I unmount the device without having to reboot my machine and remove the disk then.

    I have tried through Konsole the eject command and it is successful with the CDROM drive bay open and closing but no LS-120 drive
    I have tried the following commands
    eject -f
    eject /dev/floppy --> 'invalid ioctl for the device'

    So now I am at my witts end on umounting the device and have finally turned towards you people for your expert advise.

    Cheers Andy!!!

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    Code:
    umount /mnt/floppy
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