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openSUSE 11.1 GNOME User Guide
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1.7 Accessing Floppy Disks, CDs, or DVDs

To access floppy disks, CDs, or DVDs, insert the medium into the appropriate drive. For many types of removable media, a File Manager window pops up automatically when the media is inserted or attached to the computer. If File Manager does not open, double-click the icon for that drive to view the contents.

WARNING: Do not simply remove disks from the drive after using them. Floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs must always be unmounted from the system first. Close all File Manager sessions still accessing the medium, then right-click the icon for the medium and select Eject Volume or Unmount Volume from the menu. Then safely remove the floppy disk, CD, or DVD when the tray automatically opens.

Floppy disks can also be formatted by clicking Computer > More Applications > System > Floppy Formatter. In the Floppy Formatter dialog, select the density of the floppy disk and the file system settings: Linux native (ext2), the file system for Linux, or DOS (FAT) to use the floppy with Windows systems.

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