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How to read Floppy diskette ?

Posted on 1998-09-28
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Dear All,
Please tell me how to read the files from the floopy diskette ? Please tell me step by step. Thanks!

Winson Mak
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jconde earned 200 total points
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Hi wmmak!

You need to mount the floppy.

first, you need a directory where you will mount the floppy in.
the you mount the floppy and afterwards, you treat the directory you mounted the floppy in as normal.

i.e.

/*directory where floppy will be mounted*/
mkdir /mnt/floppy  

/*mount the floppy..notice fd0...that referes to the floppy*/
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

/*cd into the floppy disk*/
cd /mnt/floppy

/*copy finger to floppy*/
cp /bin/finger /mnt/floppy

/*see the files in the floppy disk*/
ls -laF

/*copy finger from floppy to etc dir*/
cp /mnt/floppy/finger /etc
/*unmount the floppy*/
umount /mnt/floppy

P.S.  the same would be for a CD-ROM but instead of fd0, it would be scd0

YOU WILL NEED TO LOGIN AS ROOT IN ORDER TO MOUNT ANY DEVICE!

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Thank very much for help !!
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