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Old 05-11-2005, 04:22 PM   #1
Lleb_KCir
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formatting floppy so windows can read


i have a handful of digitizing files that i need to get out onto a floppy for my embroydery company to use. i have a handful of floppies around the office all formatted FAT (i think) can i write directly to them and not worry about anything? assuming the floppies are good will they work at the other end in a windows box?
 
Old 05-11-2005, 04:29 PM   #2
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Well, what's the worst thing that can happen if you try and something goes wrong? You have to reformat a floppy.

Just mount them with -t vfat or -t auto or have a look in fstab for vfat and type: "mount /floppy"
The line should be something like: /dev/fd0 /floppy vfat defaults,users,noauto,showexec,umask=022 0 0
 
Old 05-11-2005, 04:44 PM   #3
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ok ill poke around inside the fstab and see what is there
 
  


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