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Old 01-13-2002, 01:53 PM   #1
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can anyone please tell me howto read file that I save to a diskette.
I want to know what command I need to use just to read the file from the xterm.
Old 01-13-2002, 02:00 PM   #2
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just mount the drive

mount /mnt/floppy

and it'll be in that directory, assuming it's se to mount at that point of course.
Old 01-13-2002, 05:09 PM   #3
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You have to mount the "block" of your floppy
the command is :
mount (where the block is) (where you want to mount it)

all blocks are in /dev in all distrib (I think?) and habitually your floppy will be fd0 (floppy drive zero)

mount /dev/fd0 (directory your want it example /mnt/floppy

but just be sure to umount your drive when you finish using it. If you don't and change floppy, you will not be able to mount the new one until you unmount the last one.

the command is umount (block you mount so in this case
umount /dev/fd0

I hope it's clear for you now
Old 01-13-2002, 06:28 PM   #4
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generally you should only specify the mount point and not the device, as this suses teh defined information in the /etc/fstab file. additionally nonrot users gnerally can't mount anything not in fstab. incidentally, my normal cheap floppy is actaully /dev/fd0H1440 not fd0...


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