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Old 02-09-2003, 03:18 AM   #1
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File transfer

How do you transfer a file to a floppy drive using the GUI in Redhat 8.0 ?
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Old 02-09-2003, 04:16 AM   #2
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If you've never used the disk with linux before, you're probably going to have to format it. I think there's a program for it in kde for it, but it's really not too hard to do from the command line:

fdformat /dev/fd0h1440
#for high density, 1.44MB floppy
#"ls /dev | grep fd0" to see your other options

mke2fs /dev/fd0
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

Now you can copy anything to /mnt/floppy and it'll be on there.
Old 02-09-2003, 05:12 AM   #3
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If you have a floppy icon on the desktop,clicking on it should mount the floppy drive.You should then be able to drag n drop it in whatever file manager that appears.Except for the mount part,it's similiar to the windows explorer method of drag n drop copying.


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