LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-21-2003, 05:27 AM   #1
jcb_dreamvsat
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
mounting floppy and cdrom drive


Helo,
I have this problem of mounting my drives. I just want to transfer my files from a dos formatted diskette to my linux machine.
When i mount the device there is a problem.
: /dev/fdo is not a valid block device.
any one who can help with this.
I want to transfer some gif images and i cant transfer my files.
help..........
 
Old 06-21-2003, 06:01 AM   #2
chakkerz
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Distribution: RedHat (RHEL, FC, CentOS), openSuSE, Mac OS X
Posts: 653

Rep: Reputation: 32
if you have a directory called floppy in your /mnt directory, try
mount /mnt/floppy
provided the fdd is listed in /etc/fstab you should be right.
If the floppy isn't listed in there, try mounting the /dev/fd0 to /mnt/floppy manually.

On paper that should work. There is always the of chance that the floppy is toast.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 06:27 AM   #3
jcb_dreamvsat
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
helo chakkerz,
thanks for the reply.
i have the looked at directory and it is there.
i used the command mount /mnt/floppy
how can i view the files in my floppy then.
what about having my floppy toast? will it be destroyed.
reply please
 
Old 06-21-2003, 09:42 AM   #4
bfkeats
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Posts: 38

Rep: Reputation: 15
Just go to the /mnt/floppy directory (cd /mnt/floppy)
 
Old 06-21-2003, 06:16 PM   #5
jcb_dreamvsat
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
helo bfeats,
thanks for the reply. how will then i view the files in my floppy using the terminal. how about the cdrom? does this command also apply to my cd rom
mount /mnt/cdrom
 
Old 06-21-2003, 06:26 PM   #6
nchauhan
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: TX, USA
Distribution: Red Hat 9.0
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
Yes it does. Again provided that you have the directory cdrom in mnt (ie /mnt/cdrom)!
 
Old 06-21-2003, 06:33 PM   #7
jcb_dreamvsat
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thanks nchaunan...
how will i then see the files in my flopp?
what command will i execute?
 
Old 06-21-2003, 06:54 PM   #8
xoros
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 45

Rep: Reputation: 15
you should probably read up on some basic commands
this may help:
http://www.ibiblio.org/mdw/LDP/intro...ect_02_02.html
 
Old 06-22-2003, 10:31 AM   #9
nchauhan
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: TX, USA
Distribution: Red Hat 9.0
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by jcb_dreamvsat
thanks nchaunan...
how will i then see the files in my flopp?
what command will i execute?
Welcome.

Well, once you mount the floppy/cdrom, they are in /mnt/fd0 (/mnt/floppy) or /mnt/cdrom respectively. So go that that directory (using cd command) and browse them as you to in Unix as using ls command. And you can get help of different commands using man comand_name, if man is installed on you OS.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problems with mounting floppy and cdrom tyranus Debian 20 09-03-2005 07:56 AM
mounting cdrom and floppy jimdene Mandriva 22 09-10-2003 12:00 AM
??? cdrom and floppy mounting rikkulinux Linux - Newbie 2 08-13-2003 04:57 PM
Mounting floppy/cdrom in WindowMaker leiavoia Linux - Newbie 2 03-11-2002 09:57 AM
Needing help with mounting cdrom and floppy voitel Linux - Software 6 07-13-2001 10:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration