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Old 02-17-2001, 05:47 PM   #1
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I am very new to linux and I need to know how to mount my floppy in command line. When I did the help on the "mount" command I just got more confused. I am running Slackware 7.1 .
Old 02-17-2001, 07:55 PM   #2
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I usually type this to mount the floppy:

# mnt /dev/floppy /mnt/floppy
# cd /mnt/floppy

That should do it, make sure you do have a directory called /floppy in the /mnt directory.
Old 02-24-2001, 10:01 PM   #3
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Just one more note.

/dev/floppy is just a symbolic link to /dev/fd0. If you do not have the /dev/floppy link, my system doesn't, then try:

ln -s /dev/fd0 /dev/floppy
mkdir /floppy
mount /dev/floppy /floppy


mkdir /floppy
mount /dev/fd0 /floppy
Old 06-01-2001, 01:18 PM   #4
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Hi, I'm fairly new to all this.

I've tried what you guys were decribing below, but it hasn't worked.

OK the commands worked, but I am trying to transfer a file from one linux to another (NIC problems on the latter, due to kernel rebuild) so I need to copy one file (new drivers) to another.

The file appears to copy to the *device* - /mnt/floppy - so I take the disk out and then put it in the other box. But nothing appears to be on the disk.

In fact if if perform an ls -l on the orginal box the files is still present.

What Am I doing wrong?

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UNMOUNT the floppy!
Another mistake I have to my credit. Only when I did it I was copying my PGP key so I could use it in my old notebook for a road trip. I was quite humiliated to learn this error AFTER I was 1400 miles from the office. Try and find linux help in Reno, NV in early 1997. Hard lesson it was.

Nothing gets committed/closed on removeable media until it is unmounted with 'umount.
umount [degvice|path]

[Edited by mcleodnine on 06-01-2001 at 02:01 PM]
Old 06-01-2001, 02:13 PM   #6
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Ta, I'll give it a go.

You don't anything about files dependencies and eth0 not not working after a kernel upgrade do you?
Old 06-01-2001, 02:15 PM   #7
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It says its not mounted now! This is doing my head in!


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