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06-05-2001, 11:31 AM
I'm posting this in the OS forum because it (kinda) relates to Linux
I have Mandrake 8 and I just installed StarOffice (5.2). But when I try to save anything (in any format) the program (but not linux....wonder when microsoft will match that!) freezes. Most of the time I'm trying to save to /mnt/floppy or /mnt/win_c (master harddrive). Has anyone encountered this? (I'm new to linux, so it could be simple problem!)
In Linux you must have a floppy in the drive and use the Mount command/Icon on your desktop Before you can save anything to it.
After the drive is mounted you can/should be able to save to it.
Saving to the windows drive as a user you have to have R/W permission for that device.
If you use the File manager to access the drive. ( KDE) use the Home Directory icon and try to access files on the floppy and win drive.
If you do not have permission it will inform you. Or The Icon for each file will have a Lock on it. ( paddle Lock)
06-05-2001, 02:53 PM
I'm pretty sure that the floppy drive is mounted automatically. But I'll try that out. Can I change permissions with linuxconf, Mandrake Control Panel or Gnome Control Manager (I'll probably find out when I get home, but I'd like to ask, just in case I don't)
Is there a way to automatically mount the floppy on startup, or is that impossible because there isn't always a floppy in the drive?
thanks for your help.
P.S. I've heard a lot of people say that Mandrake 8 has a lot of problems, but never heard any specifics. Do you know of/experienced any problems with it?
To Mount a disk in the floppy it Must be in the drive.
Much the same as mounting and un mounting a cd disk. ( Or any other Removable disk)
Linux does not waste it's time checking for new disks like windows does.
( doesn't monitor the drive)
You must then use the mount command or the Mount Icon on the desktop.
After you check the permission status .
You can change it to allow you access using the Root user login.
By Default a Normal user can only Write to His/Her Home folder and Floppy/removable disks .( Protects system files)
[This message has been edited by Rick (edited 06-05-2001).]
06-05-2001, 08:07 PM
Thanks for answering my questions, both here and in other threads. It's really helped me.
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