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Old 17th January 2011, 12:10 AM
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mount floppy disk image as drive?

This probably is something simple, and may have already been addressed on here.

I have a 1.4MB floppy disk image file that I would like to mount as a drive.

The file is a *.img file.

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I tried

Code:
losetup /dev/loop0 /path/to/file.img
it said

Code:
dev/loop0: No such file or directory

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Old 17th January 2011, 12:24 AM
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Re: mount floppy disk image as drive?

Code:
mount -o loop /path/to/file.img /some/mount/point
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Old 17th January 2011, 03:16 AM
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Re: mount floppy disk image as drive?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RupertPupkin View Post
Code:
mount -o loop /path/to/file.img /some/mount/point
can I have an example of /some/mount/point, I tried /mnt but it didnt work
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Old 17th January 2011, 03:19 AM
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Re: mount floppy disk image as drive?

Code:
su
mkdir /mnt/temp
mount -o loop /path/to/file.img /mnt/temp
Then navigate your file manager to /mnt/temp to do whatever it is you need to do.
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Old 17th January 2011, 03:31 AM
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Re: mount floppy disk image as drive?

question, is there a directory named /mnt in the original install? and what should be in it?

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BTW it worked this time, thanks.

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Old 17th January 2011, 12:46 PM
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Re: mount floppy disk image as drive?

There's probably still a /mnt by default, but it will usually be empty.

Historically, this is the place where mountpoints (directories) were created by the sys admin for things like drives with removable media or network shares, but Fedora now uses /media for local USB drives and the like.
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