System: BeOS, Haiku, Zeta
Mounting a Drive over the Terminal
Mounting a Image file over the terminal
Unmount a Drive or Image file
How to mount a Drive using the terminal
With the shell tool mountvolume you can mount a drive over the terminal.
To mount a drive we open the Terminal (/boot/beos/apps/Terminal). If we know the name of the drive we want to mount, use this command:
If we dont know the name of the drive we can use a option of mountvolume to display them:
mountvolume -r -l
We run the mountvolume command with the option rescan (- r) and list (- l) to display all mounted and unmounted drives.
In the list we see all mounted and unmounted drives. We can see the name, mountpoint and filesystem of every Drive.
*If you need more informations about the shell tool mountvolume, type mountvolume --help into the termial.
How to mount a imagefile using the terminal
To mount a imagefile over the terminal we use the shell tool mount.
If you mount a image file you can use it like a harddisk, but we don't can mount it like them. We don't can say mount imagefile without a mountpoint. We can do this creating a imaginary folder:
* Name stands fort the name of the imaginary folder.
If the folder is created you can mount the imagefile into this folder:
mount Image.bfs /Foldername
* For this example we use a BFS Imagefile (Image.bfs). You can mount other imagefiles too.
* To the Imagefile (Image.bfs) you need to add the path to the file. Something like /boot/home/Image.bfs
* If you need more informations about the shell tool mount, type mount --help into the termial.
How to unmount a Imagefile or Drive using the terminal
The command to unmount a imagefile or a drive are the same, because the imagefile will managed from the system like a drive:
mountvolume - unmount /Drivename
* Change /Drivename to the name of the drive you want to unmount.
Tutorial by Christian Albrecht (Lelldorin) April 2005
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