1.7.7 on Windows 7: can't write to removable disk
Fri Feb 22 10:50:00 GMT 2013
Greetings, Larry Hall (Cygwin)!
>> I am curious if this patch was included in the live build of cygwin. I use
>> dd for archiving and making new copies of floppy disks from images, and I
>> can no longer do that in Windows 7. I, too, get the error message:
>> "dd: writing to /dev/fd0: Permission denied"
> Cygwin 1.7.7 is very old and the thread you reference is over 2 years
> old. The current version of Cygwin is 1.7.17. If you're not up-to-date,
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The error itself is not specific to cygwin version, and a clue is expressed by
the author: Win7. Unless you have disabled UAC, it will prevent direct access
to devices, unless the program run as super-user.
This also applies to removable media formatted as NTFS, in some circumstances.
Stumbled upon this myself yesterday. Forgot to bring my flash disk, and had to
use cased HDD containing a mirror of my tools "just in case". The HDD was
formatted in NTFS, and I were unable to access many files, until I restarted
my file manager as super-user.
Andrey Repin (email@example.com) 22.02.2013, <14:40>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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