After jumping through the hoops to get the floppy drive enabled in Felicia (and I hope that is fixed in future releases, because I may be using floppies for years to come, to move GCODE files to and from some old DOS boxes that run CNC machines) I eventually needed to format a floppy. I typed "gfloppy" in a terminal like I always did in previous Mint versions, and was rewarded with this error message:
CANNOT INITIALIZE DEVICE
You do not have the proper permissions to write to /dev/floppy/0 or /dev/fd0, formatting will not be possible.
Contact your system administrator about getting write permissions.
I couldn't figure out how to change my permissions, but I was able to get gfloppy to work by typing "sudo gfloppy."
Was I doing something wrong, or is it normal to need "sudo" to format a floppy ?
I'm always bragging about Linux Mint, and recommending it to people who are frustrated with Windoze, but it's kind of embarrassing when Mint stumbles on something as basic as a floppy disc.
Yes, I know floppies are obsolete and unreliable, but they work fine for my application, and the alternative would require time and money.