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    Floppies


    I had to write something to a floppy from Linux and then get the files from the floppy on a Windows box, funny thing about the whole deal is I actually never had to mount/format a floppy under Linux so I had to go find a way to do it.

    Mounting a floppy did not take long
    Code:
    root@insomnia slip # mount /dev/fd0 /home/slip/Desktop/Floppy
    But the problem I had is with formatting it, I use Gnome so I went and formated it with Gnomes floppy tool (gfloppy) and it finished and I copied my files but when I put the disk into the Windows box it told me the disk was not formatted so I ended up formatting it on Windows. After disk was formatted I stuck it in Linux and coppied the files again and everything was fine.

    Now the question is, how would I format the disket on Linux for it to work under Windows too?

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    Re: Floppies

    Try something like this:

    Code:
    root@insomnia slip # mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /home/slip/Desktop/Floppy
    I believe you have to mount it as msdos so that windows can read what was written to it...
    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
    Albert Einstein

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    Ah, just looking at the gnome floppy tool I realized it formats the floppy as ext2. You can also use CFDISK.. thanks.

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