6.17 Accessing drives/partitions

mount

See here(FAQ.htm#Where_drives) for details on mounting drives. Examples are shown in the next commands.

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

(as root) Mount the floppy. The directory /mnt/floppy must exist, be empty and NOT be your current directory. No setup in /etc/fstab is necessary because you supplied the command with all the information required and you are a root. The type of the filesystem will be autodetected.

mount -t auto /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

(as root) Mount the CD. You may need to create/modify the /dev/cdrom file depending where your CDROM is. The directory /mnt/cdrom must exist, be empty and NOT be your current directory.

mount /mnt/floppy

(as user or root) Mount a floppy as user. The file /etc/fstab must be set up to do this. The directory /mnt/floppy must not be your current directory.

mount /mnt/cdrom

(as user or root) Mount a CD as user. The file /etc/fstab must be set up to do this. The directory /mnt/cdrom must not be your current directory.

umount /mnt/floppy

Unmount the floppy. The directory /mnt/floppy must not be your (or anybody else's) current working directory. Depending on your setup, you might not be able to unmount a drive that was mount by somebody else.

mount /mnt/hda1 /mnt/dos_drive1

Mount a DOS (MS Windows) partition from your local hard drive.



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