System Administration Guide, Volume 1

How to Access PCMCIA Memory Cards on Other Systems

You can access a PCMCIA memory card on another system by mounting it manually into your file system--provided the other system has shared its PCMCIA memory card drive according to the instructions in "How to Make Local PCMCIA Memory Cards Available to Other Systems".

  1. Select an existing directory to serve as the mount point or create one.

    $ mkdir directory


    The name of the directory that you create to serve as a mount point for the other system's PCMCIA memory card.  

  2. Find the name of the PCMCIA memory card you want to mount.

    When you manually mount a remote PCMCIA memory card, you cannot use the pcmem0 or floppy1 variables available with your local PCMCIA memory cards. You must use the exact PCMCIA memory card name. To find it, use the ls command on the remote system's /pcmem directory. If the automounter is running, you can simply cd to the system whose PCMCIA memory card you want to mount and then use the ls command. If the automounter is not running, you'll have to use another method, such as logging in remotely.

  3. As superuser, mount the PCMCIA memory card.

    # mount -F nfs system-name:/pcmem/PCMCIAmemory-card-name local-mount-point


    The name of the system whose PCMCIA memory card you want to mount. 


    The name of the PCMCIA memory card you want to mount. 


    The local directory onto which you will mount the remote PCMCIA memory card. 

  4. Log out as superuser.

  5. Verify that the PCMCIA memory card is indeed mounted by using the ls command to list the contents of the mount point.

    $ ls /pcmem

Example--Accessing PCMCIA Memory Cards on Other Systems

This example mounts the PCMCIA memory card named myfiles from the remote system mars onto the /pcmem directory of the local system.

$ cd /net/mars
$ ls /pcmem
pcmem0     myfiles
$ su
Password: password
# mount -F nfs mars:/pcmem/myfiles /pcmem
# exit
$ ls /pcmem