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Old 02-24-2002, 01:44 PM   #1
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Copying files to Floppy

Greetings! I have Mandrake 8.1 installed and learning. For the life of me I cannot get the comand right for copying a file to the floppy drive.

cp file /mnt/floppy


Thanks for any help

Old 02-24-2002, 01:48 PM   #2
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and i assume you have the floppy mounted before trying to copy to it ??
Old 02-24-2002, 09:30 PM   #3
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mount /dev/floppy /mnt/floppy
cp file /mnt/floppy
If you floppy is formatted for FAT then your kernel will need to support it. Most likely it will, and mount will detect the floppy filesystem.
If this is only for Linux you could create a ext2 file systems on a floppy.
Old 02-24-2002, 11:34 PM   #4
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if /dev/floppy for some unforseen reason doesn't work, try /dev/fdX where x is the number of the floppy (usually 0, or 1)


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