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  1. #11

    Here's the output;

    Code:
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 2001-03-14 16:16 /dev/fd -> /proc/self/fd

  2. #12
    Okay, mount that somewhere, then copy the files over:
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /mnt/floppy
    sudo mount /dev/fd
    cp FILE /mnt/floppy

  3. #13
    command:
    Code:
    sudo mount /dev/fd
    output:
    Code:
    mount: can't find /proc/5961/fd in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

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  5. #14
    Run this:
    NOTE: MAKE SURE YOU USE DOUBLE ANGLED BRACKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    In fact, also back up fstab. I've added the command in.
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /mnt/floppy
    sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak
    sudo echo "/dev/fd /mnt/floppy auto rw,user,noauto 0 0" >> /etc/fstab
    mount /mnt/floppy

  6. #15
    Command:
    Code:
    sudo echo "/dev/fd /mnt/floppy auto rw,user,noauto 0 0" >> /etc/fstab
    Output:
    Code:
    -bash: etc/fstab: Permission denied
    Could the fact that this is not installed, and actually running from a live CD make any difference?

  7. #16
    The problem is that the password prompt for sudo is being redirected by the angled brackets to /etc/fstab, before you've been authenticated. I just ran into a similar problem myself, it's kind of annoying. Do this:
    Code:
    su
    echo "/dev/fd /mnt/floppy auto rw,user,noauto 0 0" >> /etc/fstab

  8. #17
    After I type 'su', it asks for the password. It isn't 'password', 'root' or 'rootpassword'. What is the root password set as for Ubuntu 6.06 i386 for Desktop?

  9. #18
    You probably haven't set one yet. Type:
    Code:
    sudo passwd
    It will first ask for the password of your user account. Then you will have to enter and reenter a root password. That root password is what you should use with su.

  10. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by bforbes
    It will first ask for the password of your user account.
    But there are no accounts set up. The problem I'm having occurs when I'm trying to load the OS from a live CD.

  11. #20

    X reconfigure

    First log into the shell.
    Then type(without the quotes) "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg"
    This will start a wizard that will reconfigure X. Then type
    "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart" This will start GDM.
    If you are using Kubuntu
    type "sudo /etc/init.d/kdm restart"

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