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How can I concatenate two binary files. They were originally split with a file-splitter so that they would fit on floppies. The file-splitter created a batch file to put them back together. The batch file uses this command: "copy /B file1 + file2 file3" (without quotes). I looked at the man page for cat, but I didn't see any parameters to use for binary files. What should I do?
The whole reason I got into this mess is that I can't get online with Linux (My parents use AOL ), and because I can't access my DOS disk from Linux. If anyone knows of a free ISP for Linux or a way to access my DOS disk, please help. Please explain in as simple terms as you can because I'm new to Linux.
First, think back - when you repartitioned your HD, did you erase your Windows partition(s)? If the answer is yes, then I'm affraid that you've lost all of the files that were under Windows. If the answer is no, then don't stress.
Using Konqueror (the program that behaves like Windows Explorer) move to your '/mnt' directory. Are there any subdirectories called 'windows' or 'win_c' or the like? You should already have a 'cdrom', 'floppy' and 'disk' (I'm not sure what this last one's for). If you have, and it has a padlock over it, log in as root. If you can now access it, then there you go. It's here!
If there aren't any subdirectories called 'windows' or 'win_c' then make one. Make sure you're logged in as root. Open a terminal window and type:
mount vfat /hda1 /mnt/windows
You should be able to access it now. This is only a temporary measure, you need to read up about your 'fstab' for a more permanent solution. Either look for a HowTo on 'fstab' or type 'man fstab' from a terminal window.
Can't be of anymore help tonight, my university computer turns itself off at 22:30 GMT (4 mins time).
Ok, I figured out how to access my Windows disk. I used linuxconf instead of your mount command so it leaves an icon on my desktop to automatically mount and open gmc, but I still want to know how I can concatenate binary files, and I'm still looking for a free ISP.
Ok, I know that doesn't work in DOS, but maybe Linux does it differently. With DOS you will automatically get an EOF code at the end of the FIRST binary file, along with the EOF code at the end of the end of the second (creating a binary with 2 EOF codes). If I remember correctly it isn't good to even have 1 EOF code in a binary file, but I'm not sure how Linux treats ascii and binary files, so that could work.