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Old 09-04-2003, 08:57 PM   #1
ozwalker
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Mountind drives / Copying file from home drive to floppy


Sorry to ask such a simple question but I've search here and on google and can't figure it out.

I'm using RedHat 9 (haven't changed much in the way of configuration).

I have a floppy disk, 2 cdroms and 1 internal zip drive.

1) When I put a floppy in the drive or a cd in one of the drives I can access the files. (I went into the desktop configuration and asked to be shown mounted and unmounted drives on the desktop). However, when I put a zip disk in or a cd in the other drive the icon doesn't appear.

2) I tried to copy a file from my home directory to a floppy disk. I right clicked the file, chose Copy To > Browse. I tried looking under /mnt/floppy but there was nothing there. I then browsed to my desktop and choose the floppy icon but was told that the disk was already in use. Am I trying to 'copy to' the wrong location?

I guess one or both questions might be answered if I knew a) how to 'automount' all of my drives (I'm stumped why 2 out of the 4 work) and b) where to 'find' the drives when trying to copy to or from them - should I always be using my desktop shortcut?

Many thanks!
 
Old 09-04-2003, 10:06 PM   #2
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Hi,

To automount your 2nd CDROM have a look at your /etc/auto.misc file. There should be an entry for your first cdrom (/dev/cdrom), you can add your second cd in there (it's probably /dev/cdrom1).

Your floppy drive won't mount automatically from a standard RH9.0 install. But again you could add an entry for your floppy drive in /etc/auto.misc file again.

To copy a file to a floppy disk. You'll need to mount it first.
mount /mnt/floppy
cp -drv /tmp/file.doc /mnt/floppy
umount /mnt/floppy.

Hope this helps you out.

>Craig
 
  


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