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Old 03-11-2005, 12:26 PM   #1
haddon
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Cool simple question


This is a clasic newbie question.

I need to copy a text on linux that I need to see on windows,
Im thinking about copying in a floppy disk.

they are only a few lines, but I really donīt know to do this.

any help ?

thank you in advanced

 
Old 03-11-2005, 12:32 PM   #2
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You can make a text file in linux and view it in windows.. name the file .txt.. what's the issue?
 
Old 03-11-2005, 12:37 PM   #3
Magusofdreams
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Here is my go at the problem you need to put the floppy in to the drive. Then mount the drive with the command
Code:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
Then use the cp command
Code:
cp filename /mnt/floppy
I hope that helps

References
http://www.alwanza.com/howto/linux/floppy.html
man cp
 
Old 03-11-2005, 12:46 PM   #4
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Originally posted by ksgill
You can make a text file in linux and view it in windows.. name the file .txt.. what's the issue?
The issue is putting it on a filesystem windows is able to read, honey :-)

haddon:
You surely can copy the text to a floppy, Magusofdreams' way should work, if not, run "umount /dev/fd0" after copying the file to the floppy.
It should be much more easier, as ksgill started to say, to store it to a disk with a FAT32 filesystem (it could also be NTFS, but there is currently no safe way to write files onto a NTFS partition in Linux as far as I know). Depending on what distro you use, your partitions are probably accessible under /mnt. Take a look if you can find any of your Windows D:, E: or similar there (They will have other names, but you should be able to identify them by their content).
If you still encounter problems or are thinking "what the fsck is this guy talking about??", please post a reply - we'll help you out :-)

Greetings,

Seppel
 
Old 03-11-2005, 12:56 PM   #5
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thanks for your reply, I solved the prob.
 
  


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