Originally posted by dsantamassino
ok before i even reboot my computer to Redhat. Tell me am i right. I'm not sure can i mount a floppy disk. Is this what i do?? cd /mnt/floppy. Is that right. The question you ask me was. Can i navigate the floppy. In Windows XP. yes i can read from it to see what's on it. Can i navigate in Linux. I don't know. So, am i right for that first question?? Please reply back. If not then i'm going to start without you. Thanks.
I'm going to try and explain everything step by step for you. If I got any part wrong, please tell me so, OK?
First, I understand that you wanted to show someone a log of what happened in a ./configure command for setting up your modem driver, right?
If so, here's what you can do in the simplest way. Instead of using, ./configure > /mnt/floppy
you can do this instead: ./configure > conflog.txt
After your configure process is complete, type this: cat conflog.txt | less
. You should be able to see the output of your configure. You can use the arrow keys to scroll up and down to see the log. When you're happy press q
, and you'll be back at your console prompt.
OK, now we're going to try and mount your floppy... but first we need to find out whether there is a mount point for floppies in your setup. Type this: ls /mnt/flop*
. If there is a floppy mount point, then you will get a list of something like:
Now we will actually try to mount the floppy. Insert a floppy disk (preferably an empty one, because I don't know how big your log is) into your floppy drive and type mount /mnt/floppy
. Your floppy drive light should light up and blink a bit. This means it's working
Now, to see whether we can copy files on to the floppy we type this: ls /mnt/floppy/
... And if this is an empty floppy, there'd be no files found. If it is a partially used disk, then you can see existing files on it.
Now to copy your log onto the disk you need to type: cp conflog.txt /mnt/floppy
. And you're done!
IMPORTANT: Remember to unmount the floppy drive before removing the floppy disk. You can do this by typing: umount /mnt/floppy
If any of the above did not work please tell me which part it is, so maybe I can help you more.
Hope this helps