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Old 07-07-2003, 02:55 AM   #1
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Transferring Windows Files on Floppy


I have transferred files from my Windows computer to my Linux computer using a burned CD to transport the files and now I am trying to do it with a Floppy disk. When I look at the floppy on my Linux box, it can't see the files, allthough it could when I did it on CDROM. Why is this?

All help appreciated.

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Old 07-07-2003, 04:00 AM   #2
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how exactly did you 'look' at the floppy ? using Konqueror ?

did you mount the floppy drive ?

eg. if your DOS/Windows floppy is detected as /dev/fd0

the you have to do

mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

/mnt/floppy is just an example, it can be any directory in the root
 
Old 07-07-2003, 01:27 PM   #3
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I mounted the floppy from the bash shell, then 'cd' to the directory /floopy and 'ls -alF'. The drive reads the disk and shows it is blank, although I know there are Windows files on there.

I also cannot see the files in konqueror once the drive is mounted. Nor can I see the files when I try to open them in OpenOffice.

They are Excel files, if that helps...

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Old 07-07-2003, 09:29 PM   #4
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Is the floppy disk formatted as FAT. Did you accidently remove the disk during the floppy disk light was on. Use scandisk or Norton Disk Doctor to check the disk. Try enabling hidden files in Konqueror.

I hope you have the files still on the Windows system because running scan tools can ruin the disk. Some files maybe intact while others will not.
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by rikkulinux
I mounted the floppy from the bash shell, then 'cd' to the directory /floopy and 'ls -alF'. The drive reads the disk and shows it is blank, although I know there are Windows files on there.
If you type
mount
by itself, what does it list the floppy as?

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