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Old 10-24-2004, 01:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy Read Only File System


I am trying to copy a file from my Linux Server to a local floppy drive.
First I mount the floppy as follows:

1) mount /mnt/floppy

Then I change directory and try to copy the file as follows:

2) cd /mnt/floppy
3) cp /u01/app01/forms.fmb .

Sometimes this seems to work and gives no errors, other times it returns a message saying that this is a Read Only File System.

What ever the situation, when I bring the floppy over to windows, I cannot copy the file ?

ANy ideas what I should do to copy my files ?

Old 10-24-2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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put the disk in and cp filename /dev/fd0


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