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Old 10-14-2001, 12:37 AM   #1
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Red face floppy disk

would anyone please tell me how can I save a document to a floppy disk on mandrake 8.0
Old 10-14-2001, 02:02 AM   #2
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mount the floppy then you can use the cp command.
Old 10-15-2001, 07:49 AM   #3
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Here is how to mount a floppy disk.

Make sure you have a disk in the floppy drive
> cd /mnt
> mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 floppy/

then you can use cp
> cp /home/username/somefile.txt /mnt/floppy/

make sure you
> cd /mnt
> umount floppy/
before removing the disk from the drive.
Old 10-15-2001, 08:55 AM   #4
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The Mandrake 8.0 installation routine asks if you want to 'supermount removable media (floppies & cds)'. If you answered yes to this, then you should reasonably be able to simply insert the floppy and save the file directly to /mnt/floppy.

What I normally do is have a terminal session open in full screen on [1] (presuming you're using KDE) and use this to mount/unmount media (if you're not 'supermounting' you have to do this for CDs and ZIPs aswell) and then any other application on [2] or above and just save direct to /mnt/floppy.


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