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Old 11-02-2007, 09:09 AM   #1
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Slow Floppy Access


Friends,
I am the one who switched from Windows to Linux and use it with much satisfaction. Obviously there are some issues, which I am trying to sort out one by one. One petty issue is that floppy access is very slow and problematic. For example, writing 1.2MB of data to a 1.44 inch floppy drive takes about 20 minutes in both KDE and Gnome environments. Please help me if there is any solution.
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:31 PM   #2
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You might try forcing the buffer to write out to the floppy quicker by issuing an umount command after you do the copy.

umount /dev/floppy

If your floppy doesn't happen to be mounted on /dev/floppy you can use the mount command to find out where it is mounted:

mount

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