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Old 09-15-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy Floppy Drive


Hello,

I want to copy files from a floppy to my Linux Red Hat Enterprise 3 (ES) server.

1) How can I do this ?
2) How do I know if my floppy drive is mounted or not ?

PT
 
Old 09-15-2004, 12:52 PM   #2
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just put the floppy in the drive and type

mount /mnt/floppy

and you should be good to go. If for any reason that doesnt work, try this

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

to tell if it is mounted or not, simply run the

mount

command, and look for fd0 or floppy in the list of mounted filesystems. Also, be sure to umount it when youre done, in most versions of linux, the info you put on a floppy isn't written to it until it is umounted.

umount /mnt/floppy
 
Old 09-15-2004, 01:35 PM   #3
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You can use the cp command to copy a file
cp <source> <dest>
You can use the man pages, for more options.
 
  


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