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Re: [vox-tech] Formating problem



On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 04:43:53PM -0700, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Walther The Writer wrote:

What day is it?

> > Just copied a text file from my Linux to the floppy. After trying to
> > open the file on my Windows 2000 machine it says that floppy isn't
> > formatted. Previously, I have copied a couple of files in windows
> > and I had no problem to see them in Linux. Any suggestions?
>
> Format it under Windows, THEN copy a file to it from Linux, then
> transfer the disk back to Windows.

This shouldn't be necessary.  Do the following:

  fdformat /dev/floppy
  mkdosfs /dev/floppy

and you should have no problems reading files from the disk in Linux or
Windows (except for the obvious CRLF problem -> dos2unix/unix2dos).

David Hummel
Genomics & Gene Discovery
WRRC/ARS/USDA
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