How to mount a dos floppy ?
Mikkel L. Ellertson
mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Thu Jul 12 16:26:41 UTC 2007
Bob Goodwin wrote:
> Bob Goodwin wrote:
>> How do I mount an old dos floppy without making additions to fstab?
>> I assume there is a proper way to do this since an icon comes up on
>> the desktop when I plug the disk in to the drive but it can't deal
>> with the file system apparently and refuses to mount. I don't know
>> the magic incantation for the command line.
>> I have a few disks I need to extract text [.doc] files from.
>> Bob Goodwin
> mount /dev/fd0 -t vfat /media Works but it dumps all the files in /media.
> So I created /media/floppy/ That works, is it the "usual/correct" way?
> Bob Goodwin
Using /media/floppy works. What I normally do is create directories
under /mnt that I use for manual mount points. This makes it easy to
keep track of manual and automatic mounts. But this is just a
personal preference that goes back to when the /mnt tree was used
for removable media mounting.
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