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Old 09-02-2004, 07:09 PM   #1
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Writing to a floppy...

I can't seem to do it! Here's my method:

cp <directory> /dev/fd0
But that says the filesystem is 'read-only' so I tried changing write permissions but to no avail. My media is a standard 1.44MB high density floppy. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Old 09-02-2004, 07:12 PM   #2
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In fact /dev/fd0 is the device file for floppy, you work with data on its mount point.

Generally /mnt/floppy, so put the floppy in the drive, mount /mnt/floppy and redo
your copy but :

cp <directory> /mnt/floppy

do no forget to umount /mnt/floppy before eject it or you may loose datas

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