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Old 08-11-2003, 10:31 AM   #1
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Does anybody know how to save (openoffice.org) a document directly to a floppy? I try but there's no option to do so.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 10:36 AM   #2
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Unless you have an automounter for the floppy, you will have to mount the floppy manually.
Code:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
Don't forget to un-mount it before removing the floppy.
Code:
umount /dev/fd0
 
Old 08-11-2003, 10:36 AM   #3
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Don't know which distro, so don't know if automount floppy is available/on. Anyway, put a floppy in and then click the floppy icon on the desktop. This should mount it. Then, in openoffice, select save as
/mnt/floppy/<filename>

This will likely work unless you have a weird name for your floppy. If you don't have an icon for your floppy post back with the distro and contents of /etc/fstab.

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Old 08-11-2003, 10:37 AM   #4
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thanks, I've been doing it like that but i wasn't sure if there was an easier way.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 10:38 AM   #5
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no option? well mount the floppy drive and access it as normal... this isn't windows.. there's no A: drive.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 10:38 AM   #6
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i should type faster.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 12:20 PM   #7
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You can spiff it up a little. If automount is active on your floppy, you don't need to click on it, it will mount when inserted.

Try this,
insert the floppy
in a console
ls /mnt/floppy
if you see the contents, then the system is automounting the floppy.
Even if it isn't automounting, the following can make it easier to
'navigate' to the floppy.

Then, as root, for the user
example, cd /home/<user>
ln -s /mnt/floppy floppy

Then, when the user wants to save, you select 'floppy' and it will redirect you to the mounted floppy.

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Old 08-11-2003, 12:25 PM   #8
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How do you automount...?
 
Old 08-11-2003, 12:37 PM   #9
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Check your distro documentation. Mandrake enables it by default, 9.0 can add it, Suse...I don't know, but that is where to find out. Each one is slightly different. I am assuming you are using a boxed distro...but whatever the distro, you need to search that documentation on automount floppy.

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