[Techtalk] HELP:mounting from floppy and save file into floppy

Caitlyn M. Martin cmartin at rateintegration.com
Wed Nov 6 17:07:44 EST 2002

On Tue, 2002-11-05 at 23:17, linda ling wrote:

> 1)mount /mnt/floppy  error: mount:mount point /mnt/floppy does not exist

As root:

mkdir /mnt/floppy

That will create the mount point.  You'll then be able to mount the
floppy and cp the driver file from it to your home directory or
someplace else on your hard drive.

Conor's point about unmounting doesn't apply to your specific question
(reading from a floppy) but it makes a really important point:  unless
you are automounting (and unmounting) you have to unmount before
removing any removable media (floppies, zips, CD-ROMs, DVDs, etc...).

Alvin's example uses non-standard directories off the root partition. 
Putting mount points (really just directories) for removable devices
under /mnt is standard for all UNIX flavors and Linux.  While you can do
what Alvin suggests I'd stick with standards until you understand how
things are done and why.  Besides, if you run into other systems most
likely they'll stick to standards.

All the best,

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