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Old 10-08-2002, 07:02 AM   #1
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Basic question: how do I copy from floppy to Linux

I am embarrased to ask this question because it is so basic. However, I have been unable to find answer.

I would like to know how to copy a file from a floppy diskette into Linux. I am a student and have a C++ program/ file that I would like to copy from a floppy into Linux where I would like to compile and run it.

I look forward to anyone response.


Old 10-08-2002, 07:45 AM   #2
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First of all mount the floppy, e. g. mount /def/fd0 /mnt/floppy (/mnt/floppy will be the directory the floppy is mounted into the system. you may of course choose a directory of your choice),
then just use cp (cp /mnt/floppy/filename destination_path), and if you are finished with the floppy you need to unmount it (umount /mnt/floppy or umount /def/fd0). HTH, for more information please consider checking the man pages
Old 10-08-2002, 07:50 AM   #3
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I appreciate your response on how to copy from a floppy into Linux.

Thanks again.




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