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Date:	Thu, 8 Jun 2000 23:45:52 -0600 (MDT)
From:	Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
To:	linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu
Subject: Floppy handling

Is there any possibility of making Linux handle file systems on
floppies like MSDOS, so that there is no need to explicitly mount and
unmount a floppy drive in order to access floppies through the file

Because of the inconvenience of mounting and unmounting floppies, I
never do that; I only use mcopy.  mcopy is covenient enough, for
people who don't mind learning another few commands.  But that isn't
very easy for non-hackers, the kind of people who now prefer Windows.
A complaint from a non-hacker about this is what inspired me to write
this message.

We want to make GNU/Linux appeal to Windows users, and this is one of
the things necessary to do that.  And if MSDOS could do this, surely
we can.

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