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Old 11-11-2002, 09:35 PM   #1
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Question Floppy Drive

I'm fairly new to Linux and am trying out a few minimalistic versions on my old 386.

How do I unzip files from a floppy drive? Where is the floppy drive located?
Old 11-11-2002, 11:58 PM   #2
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mount it

The floppy drive is located at /dev/fd0 normally or check its location in the flle at /etc/fstab. it lists all the drives of your system which can be mounted.
then use the command in super user mode
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
but first make sure that /mnt/floppy folder exists
or if /mnt/floppy is already mapped (you will find that in /etc/fstab file) then try this
mount /mnt/floppy

now to the next question of unzipping the files then use the command
gunzip or unzip for more details about them use the man command

mayank johri


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