Using One Floppy Drive as Two Drives

Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. kdk at
Sat Apr 24 12:56:31 PDT 2004

Gerard Seibert wrote:

>This is probably very simple, but I can not seem to get it to work.
>I have one physical 3.5" 1.44MB drive. It is configured as /dev/fd0. Is there 
>a way that I can also configure this drive to be /dev/fd1. The reason is that 
>I have an alias command : alias A:='sudo mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt' in 
>my .bashrc file. I would like to add another command using B: instead of A: 
>and have the file system be NFS instead of msdos.
>Is any of this possible?
>Gerard Seibert
>gerard-seibert at
Heh, that alias looks a tad familiar ;)

What have you tried?  You should be able
to just have the alias point to the same device

You might also be able to create a symlink
to the device; I just tried this on 5.2 (as root,
of course):

$cd /dev
$ln -s fd0 fdnew
$mount -t msdos /dev/fdnew /mnt
$ls /mnt

No issues.
But, isn't "NFS" ~ "network file system."  Are
you sure of what you're asking for, there?

Kevin Kinsey

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