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The local directory can be specified relative to the working directory from which DOSBox was started.
 
The local directory can be specified relative to the working directory from which DOSBox was started.
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To unmount a drive, follow this basic template.
 
To unmount a drive, follow this basic template.
 
<code><pre>MOUNT -u [Drive-Letter]</pre></code>
 
<code><pre>MOUNT -u [Drive-Letter]</pre></code>

Revision as of 22:31, 4 June 2008

MOUNT.COM is a command inside DOSBox that can connect physical folders and drives to virtual drives inside DOSBox. When you enter the command MOUNT from the DOSBox prompt you should see

Z:\>MOUNT
Current mounted drives are:
Drive Z is mounted as Internal Virtual Drive

To mount a folder as a drive, follow this basic template.

MOUNT [Drive-Letter] [Local-Directory]

The local directory can be specified relative to the working directory from which DOSBox was started.

To unmount a drive, follow this basic template.

MOUNT -u [Drive-Letter]

Usage Examples

Windows

Mounting a folder from your harddrive

Z:\>MOUNT C C:\DOSGAMES

Mounting a floppy drive

Z:\>MOUNT A A:\ -t floppy

Mounting a CD-Rom drive

Z:\>MOUNT D D:\ -t cdrom

Extra CD ROM options

-t [floppy|cdrom] Define how the mounted folder should behave to the emulated operating system.
-usecd [drive #]  For direct hardware emulation ie: audio playback, etc.
-cd = Generate a list of local CD ROM drive's "drive #" values
-label [name] = Set the volume name of the drive (all caps)
-ioctl = Lowest level of hardware access (Win 2K, XP and Linux)...follows the -usecd command

Z:\>MOUNT D D:\ -t cdrom -usecd 0 -ioctl -label GAME_CD

Mounting an ISO-File as volume

Z:\>IMGMOUNT E C:\Images\MyImage.iso -t iso

Linux

Z:\>MOUNT C ~/DOSGAMES

Mac OSX

Z:\>MOUNT C ~/DOSGAMES
Z:\>IMGMOUNT D ~/Documents/IMAGE.toast -t iso

Using your mounted drive

To change to the newly mounted virtual drive simply type

[Drive-Letter]:

For example (If you mounted a Local-Directory to the Drive-Letter C)

Z:\>C: