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Old 04-10-2004, 10:41 PM   #1
Ekim Gram
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Where is my floppy drive?


Alright, I have a text file I just typed up under Slackware 9.0 during a Gnome Session. Only thing is...I want to put it on a floppy disk so I can bring it over to my Windows computer...but where the hell is it located? I tried /dev/fd but that was know good (assuming fd stood for floppy drive).

Ever since I went back to Linux after a few months of Windows programming, I sure feel like a
 
Old 04-10-2004, 10:50 PM   #2
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Your floppy disk drive is probably located at /dev/fd0. You can mount it using

$ mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

Or wherever you want to mount it. Be sure to umount before you eject it.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 10:53 PM   #3
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The most basic way under Slackware is this: put your floppy disk in the drive, open a console, then type in the following:

mount /mnt/floppy

Your floppy disk is now mounted under /mnt/floppy. Copy your text file to /mnt/floppy e.g.:

cp textfile.txt /mnt/floppy

Then unmount the floppy disk before ejecting: umount /mnt/floppy

The above should work on a default Slackware install. However, if you want to use the mount command on a different Linux box, the actual mount command is:

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

Note that you can mount the floppy drive to any directory, not just /mnt/floppy. You can mkdir something like /A-drive and do: mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /A-drive
 
  


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