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Old 04-04-2005, 02:19 AM   #1
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Mounting Zip drive.

Well, since my root partition is out of space, and I don't really have anything important to save so
I just wanted to throw a couple things onto my zip drive before I went on to format my partitions.

It is a usb device, and I can't figure out what to do when I do

mount /dev/??? /mnt/zip

Any help is appreciated.
Old 04-04-2005, 02:56 AM   #2
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Try this, (in root of course):
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/zip

also make sure /mnt/zip folder already exists, and the zip drive is on sda1

Old 04-04-2005, 12:36 PM   #3
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When I do that command, my zip drive makes the noise it makes when it's trying to read it or something, but then my console says this...

mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device

Any other advise?
Old 04-04-2005, 12:56 PM   #4
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run this to get all the partions list

fdisk -l



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