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# 8  
Old 03-20-2002
when i issued the command df -k all i see is info from (ad0s1a, ad0s1f, ad0s1e), devices which is the hard drive but nothing from floppy drive device rfd0. So what could be wrong, what did i do wrong ? please help.!!!
# 9  
Old 03-20-2002
See if you can mount the floppy drive. Check the man page on mount (and also see if there is an automated mount daemon - it may be under vold - check your man pages).

It may be that your floppy drive isn't mounted automatically.

When I do a df -k I get:
medusa% df -k
Filesystem kbytes used avail capacity Mounted on
/dev/md/dsk/d1 96019 22554 63864 27% /
/dev/md/dsk/d4 576656 455295 63696 88% /usr
/proc 0 0 0 0% /proc
/dev/md/dsk/d3 961257 65989 837593 8% /var
/dev/md/dsk/d5 1386529 155149 1175919 12% /export
/dev/md/dsk/d6 480620 152123 280435 36% /opt
swap 484312 3488 480824 1% /tmp
1423 1184 239 84% /floppy/nonunique

The floppy was mounted automatically by vold (Solaris 2.6)
# 10  
Old 03-20-2002
when i do df -k
all i got is:

/dev/ad0s1a 49583 26929 18688 59% /
/dev/ad0s1f 3949125 185473 3448622 5% /usr
/dev/ad0s1e 19815 107 18123 1% /var
procfs 4 4 0 100% /pro

i believed the above are the hard drive partitions.
# 11  
Old 03-20-2002
First mount the floppy...

mount floppy: mount /dev/fd0 /mnt
mount DOS floppy: mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt copy the file...

cp /mnt/rfd0/mytext.tar /tmp/mytext.tar

...don't forget to unmount the floppy...

umount /mnt
# 12  
Old 03-20-2002
Darn.... i feel so stupid Smilie
Now .. that i can mount the rf0 device which is floppy drive A. But when i issued copy command as follows:

cp /mnt/rfd0/mytext.tar /tmp/mytext.tar

it give me a message like...... No such file or directory.
I know i have created tmp directory...and on the floppy it contains mytext.tar which i have checked.
hmm.... what's wrong ???
# 13  
Old 03-20-2002
My mistake ... Smilie

I just copied your "cp" command...

It should just be...

cp /mnt/mytext.tar /tmp/mytext.tar

Since the floppy is mounted on /mnt,
if you were to "cd" to /mnt then do
an "ls", you should see everything in the
root directory of the floppy.

Again, sorry I confused you.
# 14  
Old 03-20-2002
Thank you so much for your help.
Finally the cp command works Smilie
Once again, i am greatful for you time and your help.
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