Michael P. Sale wrote:
> Yes!, Yes!, Yes!
> I was most certainly missing the point. I did not (apparently) correctly
> understand that the mounting process could actually use any available
> directory (or is that file system). I assumed (don't say it) that there was
> something special about /mnt. Not completely understanding /etc/fstab did
> not help much either.
> Knowing this now, pg 211 clearly states that one is to mount the floppy on
> FILE SYSTEM /A. I suspect Greg figured that even a newbie would understand
> that mounting a floppy on /A would require a file system /A. Maybe I'm too
> used to the term "directory"!! Or again, maybe there is more info on this
> earlier in the book that would have clued me in.
> I think I still believe that the page could supply a little more info (It's
> so easy to judge other peoples work), but with such a basic concept I can't
> believe that I didn't just gloss over it somewhere in the previous 12
> chapters. I'll keep looking.
> Thanks all,
> Michael P. Sale
> "Humility has no equal in the
> battle for knowledge"
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nik Clayton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Michael P. Sale <email@example.com>; freebsd-newbies@FreeBSD.ORG
> Date: Tuesday, April 07, 1998 1:58 PM
> Subject: Re: mounting floppy file systems
> >On Mon, Apr 06, 1998 at 05:24:12PM -0700, Michael P. Sale wrote:
> >> After buying a little sense, I did some searching and came up with the
> >> /mnt instead. Works just fine now, though I'm still searching for how
> >> to get the /A set up as well..
> >I don't have the book to hand. I'll skip most of the standard questions,
> >since I've seen a few replies to your message cover them.
> >I think you've missed an important point. When you mount a filesystem
> >(whether it's from a floppy, Zip or hard disk) you need to have a
> >pre-existing directory on which to mount it.
> >If the directory /a does not exist, you will first need to create it.
> > # mkdir /a
> > # mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /a
> >will probably work.
> >I suspect the /mnt directory existed, and the /a directory did not (it's
> >possible a previous section of the book showed its creation, but, as I
> >say, I don't have the book to hand).
> >/mnt is an informal convention about where to mount things. For example,
> >I have 1 floppy drive, 1 CDROM and 1 ZIP drive in my machine. I have
> > /mnt/floppy
> > /mnt/cdrom
> > /mnt/zip
> >set up, and mount on to there with commands like
> > mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
> > mount -t msdos /dev/cd0 /mnt/cdrom
> > mount -t msdos /dev/sd0s4 /mnt/zip
> >as appropriate.
> >If the directories don't exist, this happens
> > # mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /non_existant_dir
> > mount: /non_existant_dir: No such file or directory
> >Make sense?
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I just figured it out. I need to make a directory /A so the instructions on
page 211 will
work. So I don't really need to know what you /etc/fstab looks like. It just
took me a littel
longer to figure out.
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