trouble deleting files off of a floppy

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Mon Jul 5 15:09:36 UTC 2004

On Sat, Jul 03, 2004 at 01:01:15AM -0400, Chris Aitken wrote:
> Robert Brockway wrote:
> <snip>
> Now, all of a sudden it worked. I don't know why. I didn't make any 
> changes to /etc/fstab. I have found that deleting files off floppies in 
> this build (rh7.3 w 8.0 upgrade) is flaky.
> [root-RMRJWkH6aXE at chris]# rm -r /mnt/floppy/*
> rm: remove regular file `/mnt/floppy/apr2004disbursejournal.xls'? y
> <snip>
> rm: remove regular file `/mnt/floppy/spmcashflowprojection.xls'? y
> [root-RMRJWkH6aXE at chris]# ls -a /mnt/floppy
> .  ..
> [root-RMRJWkH6aXE at chris]#
> Anyway, thanks for the help. It was educational.

Well one other posibility is that the write protect detector in the
drive itself is flacky.  I have seen that happen before, in which case
it will think a disk is write protected when it isn't, and will give
flacky results occationally.

Lennart Sorensen
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