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Old 09-08-2004, 07:43 PM   #1
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Copying to a floopy

How do I get data to automatically transfer to the floppy, immediately. I know this has already been answered in

But that only says how to do it from the command line and is for Mandrake & I don't know if RedHat's the same, and I need it to happen in KDE.
Old 09-08-2004, 07:48 PM   #2
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Hi Gomi.

There's two ways you can do it.

1. If you use the command line, after you transfer to / from the floppy. Type 'sync' that will sync all of the data.

2. If you want it to immediately copy the data every time you use the floppy drive, edit your /etc/fstab file, for the floppy (fd0) add the sync command.

Something like this.....

/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu,sync 0 0

The sync option there near the end will automatically make the files you copy immediately write.

Good luck.

Old 09-08-2004, 07:49 PM   #3
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well...did you try it in RedHat ? ( should work just the same....)

Old 09-08-2004, 08:44 PM   #4
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Thank you
I'll try it when I get home


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