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Old 10-17-2003, 08:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy how to copy file in linux to floppy disk

Actually my problem now is how to copy my file in linux to floppy disk....then how can i open a the floppy disk and run on another computer with linux.?????
Old 10-17-2003, 08:46 AM   #2
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The following should work...

Insert the disk, then type the following three lines (where <file> is the name of your file).

mount /mnt/floppy
cp <file> /mnt/floppy/
umount /mnt/floppy

If it doesn't work, you'll have to post your /etc/fstab for further help.

Old 10-17-2003, 11:22 AM   #3
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Just to add something, which you may already know.

To read a floppy in linux, you would have to mount it first:

mount /mnt/floppy

and you can find the files under /mnt/floppy. To test if you do it correctly,

cd /mnt/floppy

If you can see the list of your files, congrat~~~!!!
Old 10-17-2003, 05:26 PM   #4
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