Mounting filesystems from a diskette
It is common for small filesystems to be contained
completely on a single floppy diskette.
You can define filesystems on diskette
and use them either for storage or for live access.
Using a diskette (rather than a hard disk)
for live access
has the following two disadvantages:
It is common for users
to copy a filesystem on a diskette to
a directory on a hard disk.
To do that, the filesystem must first be mounted.
A user who plans to establish
a filesystem that can be brought in from diskettes
first needs to create two directories
on the hard disk:
It is slower.
It ties up the diskette device.
one to serve as a mount point
for the floppy disk
one to be the root
directory of the filesystem being brought in.
To copy in this way:
the appropriate directories.
The mount point is named
You can then copy an
filesystem from diskette to hard disk with
the following command sequence:
mount -F s5 -o ro /dev/dsk/f0t /mnt
followed by the argument
find . -print | cpio -pdm /myfs
for an explanation of the other options used.
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