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Old 03-16-2005, 10:15 AM   #1
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Open Floppy dir

After I mount my floppy:

# mount /mnt/floppy

How can I run a command that will open a window listing all the files that are located in my floppy disk?

e.g on windows .. go to run -> and type a: will open a window listing all the files.


Last edited by amer_58; 03-16-2005 at 10:23 AM.
Old 03-16-2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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just open up a window that goes to your home directory and in your location bar, type in

Old 03-16-2005, 10:48 AM   #3
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Got it done, but cant it be done using shell?
Old 03-16-2005, 11:50 AM   #4
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It sure can be done but the command isn't the right one. Assuming that your floppy disk is represented by /dev/fd0, it should be:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
ls -al /mnt/floppy
You can mount a drive not necessarily in /mnt. Just make sure that the directory is created first.
Old 03-16-2005, 01:05 PM   #5
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try if this will work. it works on my box! 3

mount /mnt/floppy

Last edited by kenji; 03-16-2005 at 01:14 PM.


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