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Old 09-21-2003, 02:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy floppy

I can't save anything to a floppy. I save stuff to /mnt/floppy, but it just saves it to a folder on the hd called /mnt/floppy, not to the actual disk. wtf?

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Old 09-21-2003, 05:40 PM   #2
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You mount your floppy with the command: 'mount /dev/fd0' Or something like it. The information on that disk is now at the mount point defined in /etc/fstab, which is /mnt/floppy. So, all the files you alter, add, remove from that directory will be written to your floppy. To unmount, do 'umount /dev/fd0' and now /mnt/floppy doesn't exist and your information is on the floppy diskette.
Old 09-22-2003, 07:47 AM   #3
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ok, thanks


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