How to :Reading writing & formatting Linux floppy from DOS ?

How to :Reading writing & formatting Linux floppy from DOS ?

Post by Dupr » Sun, 15 Nov 1998 04:00:00

All help        appreciated


How to :Reading writing & formatting Linux floppy from DOS ?

Post by Frank Samuelso » Wed, 18 Nov 1998 04:00:00

> All help        appreciated

I'm not sure that I understand your question.  Let me say, however,
that it is easy to format/write a DOS formatted
diskette under DOS.  Linux can then just read this DOS formatted

Put the line

/dev/fd0      /mnt/dosfloppy      msdos   noauto,user,umask=000 0 0

into /etc/fstab, make certain that the directory /mnt/dosfloppy
exists, then type

mount /mnt/dosfloppy

/mnt/dosfloppy will then contain the contents of your DOS diskette.
If you have more than 1 floppy drive you may need to use /dev/fd#
where # is the number of the drive.


1. Floppy Drive to write DOS formatted diskettes

Please help.  I need to be able to share information between a System V.4 UNIX
box and DOS PCs.  This application calls for writing data to a diskette so
that the files can be viewed remotely on PC compatible computers.  How can
you do this?  

Thanks in Advance,
Matt Barber!eagle!mdb
(512) 345-6900 ext 224

Michael K. Makuch
ABM Data Systems, Austin TX

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