[CS-FSLUG] Linux used to handle floppies really well.

davidm at hisfeet.net davidm at hisfeet.net
Sun Jul 31 22:40:38 CDT 2011

Thanks Jon.  But I did find an answer that weems to be working very well.
I'm not even sure what I did, but I think it has to do with getting the
mtools installation right, although I'm not using mtools exactly (most of
the time.  But after I got that right,it seems that dosemu will now access
the floppy with Freedos.  Freedos is way more powerful then MSdos.

You might still be able to make good use (or at least have some fun) with
those floppies that you have.

> On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 5:22 PM, <davidm at hisfeet.net> wrote:
>> I may be the only one who still wants to use floppies...
> You know, I was thinking about floppies this past week. I was cleaning my
> hard drive, getting my computer ready for its upgrade, and sorting my
> files
> by size. What was interesting was that the number and utility of files I
> had
> that would fit on a floppy was practically nil. Absolutely not a single
> file
> I would be most concerned about saving would fit on a last generation 1.44
> floppy. In fact, shooting a 12MP camera, both RAW and jpg, Most shooting
> events I do wouldn't even fit on a CD! Floppies are utterly useless for me
> now. (and I have a stack of three boxes of them sitting behind me. I've
> held
> onto them for years--just in case... but going through them a few weeks
> ago,
> I realized that even their contents is useless--programs that haven't run
> on
> a Mac since 2000, document files that need those programs to read them,
> and
> other miscellaneous "things" I'm not sure about. I was rather surprised. I
> still can't bring myself to throw them out--I do still have one computer
> that can read and run them--three, in fact, but only one is "whole" enough
> to use them)
> I can't imagine what usefulness a floppy has today for the average user.
> ;-)
> And yes, I recognize that there are always extreme cases, but like with my
> Apple Newton MessagePad, I'm sure such folks are getting more toward the
> extreme edge of extreme. And no, I have no intent to belittle your need
> for
> them. I only have a small nostalgic wish I could still use them. ;-)
> --
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