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Old 08-16-2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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dos formatted floppy


i've got a floppy disk that reads fine in windows but not in linux all can i read/write to dos formatted floppies in linux?
 
Old 08-16-2004, 11:32 AM   #2
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yes u can do the above

but u need to mount and then write and then unmount to save to the flopppy ur data

#mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

copy ur data in /mnt/floppy

then
#umount /mnt/floppy


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Old 08-16-2004, 11:46 AM   #3
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thanks this has the same result as clicking on the floppyy item does it not, the file name look like the following e\016(\020.x\020
 
Old 08-16-2004, 12:23 PM   #4
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may be the floppy u r using is corrrupt
try formatting the floppy in linux
use the DOS fs for it
i do not know the exact command for that but i have this floppy formater utility in redhat

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Old 08-16-2004, 12:28 PM   #5
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maybe try : mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

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Last edited by egag; 08-16-2004 at 12:30 PM.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 12:32 PM   #6
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yup,

#mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

-o rw (option read-write)
 
Old 08-16-2004, 12:39 PM   #7
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disk is ok i formatted the disk in slackware and copied the files over in windows it seems to work are windows formatted disk not compatible with linux.
p.s thanks
 
Old 08-16-2004, 01:16 PM   #8
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what message u get when u mount ur floppy in linux

pl. specify ur distro also
also try out the same with a new floppy
u never know about floppies when they might work or not

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Old 08-17-2004, 08:00 AM   #9
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what message u get when u mount ur floppy in linux

pl. specify ur distro also
also try out the same with a new floppy
u never know about floppies when they might work or not
i'm using slackware 10, no message drive mounted ok but file had names like e\016(\020.x\020 and when u clicked on one they all disapeared, i solved it as above but i would like to know the cause
 
Old 08-17-2004, 08:08 AM   #10
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hi

sometimes when i mount my floppies ,untill they are fully and correctly mounted ,sometimes they display files with locks,and oddnames,after the mounting and unmounting is comlete it goes away
maybe u should wait for some time after mounting ur floppies and then a refresh in the /mnt/floppy might work for u

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