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Re: [K12OSN] floppy access from workstations



On the other hand, we are migrating *away* from students saving to
floppy drives.

1) More secure.  Students can't share data files as easily.
2) Less worry about losing their data on a defective floppy (I think
they are *all* defective)
3) They can't forget it at home.

This is what their home directory is for. . .

$.02 DS
> Donald Oellerich posted this message yesterday, and I was hoping to
see
> a reply.  Donald has set up a hard drive with LTSP 2.1.0 Beta 7.  He
has
> sound working now and has everything configured for us to use next
year
> (and perhaps to be ready for a July 4 event).
> 
> I plan to promote our LTSP lab as the model for CS labs in our county,
> and recent discussions with my supervisor lead me to believe this
> message may fall on welcoming ears, particularly if we can resolve the
> floppy drive issue.  Students should be able to save files to the
local
> floppy drive.  I found their inability to do this to be one of the
> biggest "rough spots" in using the lab as well as the biggest drawback
> in promoting the lab as a model for other places in the county.
> 
> Any help (or at least a status message) would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> jeff elkner
> yorktown high school
> arlington, va
> 
> 
> On Mon, 2002-06-03 at 17:39, trelf13 yahoo com wrote:
> > I was trying to get access to a floppy from a workstation,
> > so after finding a post about floppy support, I installed
> > mtools to use with the already installed ltsp_floppyd.  I
> > found I was able to read from a floppy, but if I tried to
> > copy a file from it, I got an error and couldn't use the
> > floppy any more.
> > 
> > Here's what happened:
> > [root LTSPserver root]# mdir x:
> >  Volume in drive X has no label
> > Directory for X:/
> > 
> > PER_~1   PPT    747008 05-28-2002   1:25  PERÚ.ppt
> >         1 file              747 008 bytes
> >                             710 656 bytes free
> > 
> > [root LTSPserver root]# mcopy x:* .
> > floppyd_io: Input/output error
> > file read: Illegal seek
> > Broken pipe
> > [root LTSPserver root]# mdir x:
> > Permission denied, authentication failed!
> > Auth failed: Device locked!
> > Drive 'X:' not supported
> > Cannot initialize 'X:'
> > [root LTSPserver root]#
> > 
> > So if anyone knows what's wrong and/or how to fix it, I
> > would appreciate the help.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > Donald
> 
> 
> 
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Doug Simpson
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DeQueen Public Schools
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