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Date:      Sun, 20 Jul 1997 02:29:15 +0100
From:      Ian Vaudrey <>
To:        John Santangelo <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Floppy mount
Message-ID:  <>
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The easiest way to handle DOS floppies is to install the mtools-3.6
package (or port). Trust me on this!

You can mount your floppy with:

 /sbin/mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt

but you won't get long filenames and you must remember to manually
unmount it. Mtools is much nicer.

 - Ian

John Santangelo wrote:
> I am a new user to Freee BSD with limited Unix knowledge. I am doing
> pretty good (or so I thought). I am trying to copy  a tar.gz file
> downloaded from a Win 95 machine into my BSD system. I seem to have
> mounted the floppy but no files are visible. I was able to copy a file
> from my BSD system onto the floppy but cannot see the .tar file. When
> I
> return the floppy to the Win 95 machine the .tar.gz file is still
> there
> so I know I have'nt destroyed it. Could someone tell me the proper way
> to mount the floppy and read,copy the tar file onto my BSD system.
> Thanks in advance.
> John Santangelo

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