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Jim Aitken

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Copy file to floppy
« on: April 17, 2004, 08:18:24 PM »
I'm trying to help a friend with her homework, and she is desperate to know how to copy a file to the Floppy.

I looked through her text and wasn't sure at all.  I'm not familiar with this system but was willing to help her (some experience with DOS ;).

If it's not too much, Q2: was to capture the screen and (Print it or Save it).

What an adventure this is :o.

Tripta Kaku

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Re: Copy file to floppy
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2004, 01:30:47 AM »
You need to first mount your floppy. For this, go to the directory /mnt. Here, look for the name of the directory reserved for your floppy drive. It'll be either 'floppy', or 'fd0', or something starting with f. Now change your directory to something other than /mnt, or its child. At the prompt (if you are using GUI, you'll have to open a terminal), type

mount /mnt/floppy

(Here, 'floppy' is the name reserved for your floppy directory)

Now move to the dirctory where the file you want to copy is stored and type

cp filename /mnt/floppy/filename

(here, 'filename' is the name of the file to be copied into the floppy)

Your file is copied. You can move to the directory /mnt/floppy and open your file to view its contents. When you are over, move out of the /mnt directory and unmount your floppy by typing the following command at the prompt

umount /mnt/floppy

Now you can remove the floppy from its drive.

In case you are using a GUI, you can simply double click on the floppy icon on your desktop to open a window showing your floppy contents. You can copy your file from the source location, and paste it in this window. Close the window and thin right click on the floppy icon. A menu listing of commands will appear. Click on 'unmount' or 'eject' whichever is present in the menu.