[Gllug] linux and floppy disks

Sean Burlington sean at uncertainty.demon.co.uk
Sun Jun 24 23:25:08 UTC 2001

Richard Clamp wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 01, 2001 at 06:25:27PM -0400, bredroll wrote:
>>I want to allow the disk to appear as mounted. will mtools allow this? ie
>>i want people to use /mnt/floppy as a normal drive.
> No, for that you'll probably want to look at the automounter and
> autofs.  There's a seemingly useful guide at
> http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue24/nielsen.html but I've not played
> with the automounter myself.

I don't know how it works but I'm running Mandrake 7.2 - all I have to 
do is click on an icon of my floppy (or CDROM) and I get an explorer 
type view of the direcort/disk contents

from /etc/fstab

/mnt/floppy /mnt/floppy supermount fs=vfat,dev=/dev/fd0 0 0

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