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Date:      Tue, 3 Jun 1997 11:03:37 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Kevin Eliuk <>
To:        R J Thompson <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Basics
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In-Reply-To: <>

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On Tue, 3 Jun 1997, R J Thompson wrote:

> Hi,
> I am new to UNIX and the FreeBSD operating system, and I'm a little
> puzzled by the commands available compared to DOS.
> I would like to know if there is a way I could find out about all the
> commands available to me, I have looked in the manual but it seems to go
> a bit in depth at this stage.

Here add this to your bookmarks:
> I would like to find out about the basic UNIX commands and how to use
> them for my needs.  One inparticular problem I have is mounting my DOS
> partitions and reading from them in FreeBSD, I have a program I'd like
> to transfer onto my FreeBSD partition from my DOS partition.

Mounting your primary dos partition ie C:\

/sbin/mount -t msdos /dev/wd(or sd)0s1 /mnt (or a representative
directory that you use)

Extended partitions are mapped in after the freebsd and is covered in

	2.4. MS-DOS user's Questions and Answers
Also note that if you see any error messages on mounting unmount
immediately: /sbin/umount /mnt

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