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I Need To Access My Floppy Drive!

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Before you start, log-on as 'root' and have a floppy disk in your drive.

Method 1 - The Command Line Way

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To mount your floppy drive i.e. make it accessible, enter:

mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

That's it, that's all there is to it. If you want to mount a Linux floppy disk, replace 'msdos' with 'ext2'.

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To examine the contents of the floppy, enter:

ls /mnt/floppy


Until you unmount the floppy drive, '/mnt/floppy' is for all purposes 'just another' directory.

Method 2 - The Point-and-Click Way

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...to start X Windows.

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If the Control Panel is not displayed then right-click or left-click on the desktop to bring up the menu and select Programs > Administration > Disk Management.

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From here you can select to mount or unmount your floppy drive.

By Laurence Hunter laurence@thebits.co.uk

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