trouble deleting files off of a floppy

Chris Aitken aitken-BwLjziHGQLusTnJN9+BGXg at
Mon Jul 5 23:52:39 UTC 2004

Lennart Sorensen wrote:

>On Sat, Jul 03, 2004 at 01:01:15AM -0400, Chris Aitken wrote:
>>Robert Brockway wrote:
>>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
>>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 flaky.  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.
OK, if the problem persists through different OS installations (and I 
think it has been) I'll replace the drive.



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