Commands and references ( GNU / linux kernel 2.4.18-3 and 2.4.18-14 )
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The commands with their most common usage are in brackets like this: [ command ].
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disk drive access
In GNU/Linux we "mount" a drive to access the files on it. If you are new to GNU/Linux, this may seem strange and awkward, but after you understand how this process works you will find that it is a very flexible method of accessing files.
First floppy drive
[ mount /mnt/floppy ]
mount the cdrom drive
[ mount /mnt/cdrom ]
After you mount the drive you must "cd" to the directory in which it is mounted; so do this for the floppy
[ cd /mnt/floppy ]
or this for the cdrom
[ cd /mnt/cdrom ].
( the "cd" in the command stands for "change directory" it is not the same thing as the "cd" in "cdrom".)
These commands will be different in other versions of this operating system. For example, you may need to be root to mount a drive on some systems. The key is to remember that you access file systems by "mounting" them with the mount command. This can also include partitions.
When you want to change the floppy use the umount command (unmount); first do this:
[ cd ] ( this gets you out of the /mnt/floppy directory )
then do this
[ umount /mnt/floppy ]
Use the same procedure for the cdrom drive. See also usb floppy
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