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Old 10-03-2003, 01:15 PM   #1
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Mounting floppies???


hey, i used SuSE 8.2 and it automounted the floppies for me.
now i use Slackware 9.1 . how can i mount them via the console?
thanks.

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Old 10-03-2003, 01:22 PM   #2
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Hi,

mount /media/floppy

is all that's required to mount it and

umount /media/floppy to unmount it.

Richard G.

n.b you might need to do this as root?

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Old 10-03-2003, 01:25 PM   #3
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no such directory /media...
 
Old 10-03-2003, 01:26 PM   #4
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try mount /mnt/floppy and umount /mnt/floppy
 
Old 10-03-2003, 01:30 PM   #5
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Smile

there is /media on my Suse 8.2? and floppy is definitely in there. ODD!? Still as long as you'e found it
 
Old 10-03-2003, 08:52 PM   #6
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ok ok, here's the low down on mounting. the way linux manages filesystems is by arranging them hierarchically in a directory tree. whever you want to access data on a removable media device (like a floppy or cd) you add it to the tree. we accomplish this with the "mount" command. mount requires 3 parameters; the filesystem type (which is specified with the -t option), the device you want to mount, and the directory within the tree you want to mount it on. so if i wanted a mount a hard drive and it's device file (if you don't know about device files i can explain that to you too, just ask) is /dev/hda1, it's filesystem is ext3, and the place i want to mount it is /mnt/hd then the command i will issue is "mount -t ext3 /dev/hda1 /mnt/hd"
 
Old 10-03-2003, 10:41 PM   #7
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Do "cat /etc/fstab".
You can mount your floppy by using the mount point you will find there for it.
Usually /mnt/floppy or /floppy.

mount /mnt/floppy

umount /mnt/floppy

Also check 'man mount'.
 
  


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