System Administration Guide, Volume 1

Volume Management Provides Access to Diskettes

Volume Management provides access to a system's diskette drive through subdirectories of /vol/dev; namely, diskette0 and rdiskette0.


If a system has a second diskette drive, Volume Management creates a second pair of directories named diskette1 and rdiskette1. For a third diskette drive, it would create diskette2 and rdiskette2; and so on for additional drives.

The diskette directories provide access to file systems, and the rdiskette directories provide access to raw characters. The diskettes themselves appear in subdirectories beneath the drive directories. (In this and subsequent illustrations, some nodes are "grayed out" to draw attention to the other nodes. There is no structural significance to this convention; it is simply a means of highlighting.)