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Old 08-02-2002, 07:13 PM   #1
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Question saving to a floppy

(OS) RH 7.3

If i want to save a file to floppy then it's /mnt/floppy right?? but when I do that it just saves the file there but not in the floppy drive. do i need to put a file path in there? what is it?
Old 08-02-2002, 09:55 PM   #2
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you may have to mount the floppy first you can do this a few ways

1. you can use a graphical utility like kde's kwikdisk

or you can do this command

2. mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
Old 08-02-2002, 11:34 PM   #3
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or just directly, mount /mnt/floppy
then just copy the file..and then of course don't forget to umount
have fun,
Old 08-03-2002, 05:23 AM   #4
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Once mounted you can do this:
cd /directorywherefileis
cp /filename /dev/fd0
You may need to su 1st depending on how you're set up.
Some distributions will let you drag n drop in Konquerer or Nautilus but I dont remember if you need root privs or not.Some versions let you do this as a regular user by default,some dont.I dont think RH does.
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Copy file to floppy by drag-and-drop, then UNMOUNT floppy, wait until the file is actuarly write to the floop.


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