I also completely forget to unmount floppies and cdroms but thanks to
automount I no longer have to worry about it. It will mount and unmount
drives as needed. It comes with mandrake 7.1 and presumably other distros as
P.S. If you install everything with mandrake THAT DOESNT INCLUDE THE SOURCE,
which causes problems recompiling the kernel (my problem last week)
From: michael.conry at ucd.ie [mailto:michael.conry at ucd.ie]
Sent: 05 December 2000 11:27
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re [ILUG] mounting vfat disks etc.
As Paul Askins says, fstab is the way to go. however, if it is only a floppy
you are working on, i recommend mtools (should be included in most
distributions, it's in SuSE, and was in Free BSD when i used it). Then you
get commands like
and this will list the files in a:
or mcopy foo.txt a:/myfiles/
to copy a file to the floppy in a particular directory.
You can get into a bit of bother if you remove a floppy disk while it is
mounted (easy to do) and mtools avoids these probs.
(i crashed my box when i had FBSD on it by doing silly things with floppies
when i was only very new to the whole thing)
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