Solaris > Access the floppy disk (mount floppy disk)

in Categories News last updated January 26, 2005

The Volume Management daemon, vold, creates and maintains a file system image rooted at root-dir that contains symbolic names for CD-ROM and floppy, ZIP/JAZ, and DVD-ROM devices and other removable devices. Use volcheck command to checks for media in a drive and by default checks all floppy media.

1) Put floppy into drive (yes you have to 😉

2) Type command:

# volcheck

3) Change directory to /floppy or /floppy/floppy0 or /floppy/VOL_NAME

# cd /floppy/floppy0

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