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In order to access the floppy or cdrom you need to mount it first.
- Start Application menu (Red Hat) -> System Tools -> Disk Management Select
device (/dev/fd0 for floppy, /dev/cdrom for cdrom)
- Click on mount (or format if you need to format it first). A floppy icon
should appear on the left of your screen. Double click on this and you will
see the contents of the floppy.
*** You need remember to to unmount the floppy before removing it from the
floppy drive, click umount in the Disk Management tool.
From an xterm window:
- Mount a cd or floppy: mount /mnt/floppy mount /mnt/cdrom
- Dismount them: umount /mnt/floppy umount /mnt/cdrom
- If the filesystem on the floppy is an MS-DOS filesystem, then instead of
mounting the disk, you may use a package of utilities called mtools. The
mtools utilities are named after MS-DOS commands, but are in lower case and
have the letter 'm' prefixed.
- For example: mdir a: mcopy a:foo foo
- Read the man pages for the mtools commands to find out more.
Using USB Keychains
- Users can mount USB keychains on the Linux machines by first logging into
the console of a machine, and plug in the keychain.
- Next, mount it using the command: mount /mnt/memstick.
- Access the files on the keychain or write to it, under /mnt/memstick.
*** Remember to umount it before removing the device, using the command :