linux - Copying to disk

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    linux - Copying to disk

    How do I copy a file to a disk. I get an error when I try to do this. I mounted the floppy then when I try to copy it there I get errors. I get "error "Invalid Parameter" while copying".

    Thanx in advance!

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    I was using the GUI (gnome) to copy the file by rightclicking.

    I tryed doing this in the terminal and I get
    "bash: /root/Desktop/voley~1.t Permision denied"

    /root/Desktop/voley~1.t copy /mnt/floppy

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    Last edited by Benzakhar; 01-09-2004 at 06:34 PM.

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    were you logged in as root? is the floppy formated?

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    I was logged in as root. The floppy was formated correctly. I can access the floppy and delete files but I cannot save files.

    Thanx.

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    First thought: WHY IN GOD'S NAME ARE YOU RUNNING IN ROOT?! Only time I ever run as root is when I su to make install, and that's it. Was root for all of 3 minutes the last time I upgraded my kernel, for christ's sakes.

    Okay, try copying the files over in shell, you might be experiencing a little "personality quirk" of gnome.

    If that doesn't work, then make sure your permissions of the mount point are kosher. To change the permissions of the mount point run "chmod 666 /mnt/floppy" as root.

    ...Back to the simple stuff, do you have that little switch thingy on the disk set to write protect? You said you could delete files, but it doesn't hurt to try.

    Failing all that, could you do us (me?) a favor and show us your /etc/fstab file so we can make sure that you have it set up right?

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