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Re: How to mount a dos floppy ?

Mike McCarty wrote:
> 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.
> It is preferable to use
> mount /dev/fd0 -t msdos /path/to/empty/directory/for/mount/point
> Note that vfat and msdos are NOT the same. For use with old
> MSDOS formatted discs, msdos is preferable.
> Mike
Why not use "gnome-mount -d /dev/fd0"? It can be run by a normal
user, as log as they are the console user. (Logged into the machine

Then again, if you only want to copy files off the floppies, you can
use mtools.


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