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Old 07-10-2003, 01:22 PM   #1
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Exclamation Mount/Umount Floppy problem - Urgent!

Hi people!
I'm trying to change some Win9X stations to Linux and almost all works fine with the soft. But there is only one thing that is stopping the change...
Whenever I copy a file to a floppy i must do a unmount to get the file! there is no problem to me, but for the normal user it is a issue. There is some way to do it (mount/umount) automatically??
Thanks a LOT!
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I don't think that either automount or supermount
are idiot-proof in this respect. The safest bet would
be to educate the users and explain to them WHY
they have to
umount  /floppy (or /mnt/floppy)
"Linux buffers writes, so if you want to
get the floppy out of the drive immediately
you need to tell Linux to write the information
NOW rather than have it wait for an apropriate
time to do it"



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