saving in linux

This is a discussion on saving in linux within the Linux Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I'm trying to save my c program to a disk, but it won't work...its doing really weird things, its saving ...

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    saving in linux

    I'm trying to save my c program to a disk, but it won't work...its doing really weird things, its saving to floppy, then when I go to mount it, the mount option is not there, i'm actually just re-saving after some changes and maybe that's why, i restarted my comp and everything, and i still can't save it to my disk...HELP!!
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    Im not sure if this is the problem, I have never used a floppy in Linux, but everytime you mount the disk you also have to unmount it.

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    there's no unmount either, it changed the floppy drive into a textfile....i'm using the KDE desktop
    thanks eveyone!
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    When all else fails, read the instructions.
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    I am just curious. Did you figure out the problem? Also are you aware of the tools most distros have for using msdos floppies under linux. mdir mcopy mformat etc.

    mtools
    If you want to fiddle with MSDOS floppies, without having to mount them, you can use a package of utility programs called 'mtools'. It consists of clones of some MSDOS commands, e.g. 'mdir' is the same as 'dir' in MSDOS. If you want to use mtools, read the man page, to find out what you can do. One simple thing that you can try is to insert an MSDOS floppy in the floppy drive and type mdir a:, which does the same thing as 'dir a:' would do in MSDOS. You don't have to be root to use mtools.

    This has a complete explanation
    http://user.tninet.se/~uxm165t/linux_intro3.html

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