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copying and paste is done via the command line via command I don't know but that may be found using google. Usually I use mc (midnight commander http://www.ibiblio.org/mc/ shipped whith most distro -try typing mc to start it) for these kind of operations which I find a very convenient tool. Naturaly you may also use graphical file managers like nautilus (Gnome) or konquerer (KDE).
Well, first you need to gain root priveleges, second mount floppy and last is to copy the file:
1. Root priveleges: open up a Konsole/Gnome Terminal/Xterm/Eterm/WhateverTermYouLikeTheMost
and issue /bin/su
enter root password when prompted (nothing you type is seen, so don't get panic if you expect to see '*''s and see nothing)
2.Mount floppy: Insert floppy into the floppy drive and issue at the terminal prompt
it will mount the floppy according to the appropriate entry in /etc/fstab, and usually the contents of the floppy are seen in /mnt/floppy
3. Copying the file:
Prerequsite to the task you want to perform - make sure directory /usr/share/speedtouch exists on your system, so a basic ls -ld /usr/share/speedtouch should list the attributes of that directory unless it is not there in which case you must create it by issuing
Now the actual copying. Again at the prompt issue
cp /mnt/floppy/[hit Tab key repeatedly untill you see the file] /usr/share/speedtouch
In the first instance i have tried what neo77777
posted. First of, i used konsole and the first message i got after logging on as root was, "can't find /dev/fd0 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab.
I then tried to find the /usr/share/speedtouch file and it said no such file or directory. This i know to be false as i did find that directory. Getting confused now.
So, started again, this time everything seemed to go as neo77777
posted. When i copied the floppy, a series of lines and text appeared , from the floppy i assume and was then re-presented with the prompt.
I closed the konsole and went to mandrake control to set up the internet connection. I used the wizard but after filling in what was asked i keep getting the same message. " Need Alcatel Microcode"
So i am back to square one. What am i doing wrong?? I did exactly as neo77777 posted !!
I have checked the /usr/share/speedtouch directory and its full of text. Quiet long.
I retried what you posted earlier, and this time the directory showed up in another color, like a hyperlink. Anyway, i re typed the cp /mnt/floppy command and hit the tab key. The following is what is displayed in the terminal.
I checked the /usr/share/speedtouch directory after the floppy install and the mgmt file went into that directory. It is sat alongside the the speedtouch file. I ran the internet connection wizard and keep getting the same message as before " need alcatel microcode"
I appreciate your patience, mine is running thin.......thanks
Ok for now head over to http://linux-usb.sourceforge.net/SpeedTouch/
and get the kernel module, I believe you got yourself only management software. Teh files are in tar.gz format so put them on floppy (make sure there is room on it) and when you are in linux mount floppy and copy the files to some location, like
Trying to stay with you here. Ok i did as you said and have those two file on floppy. The same floppy, as there was suffient space. Tried those commands you posted and all i get is " no such file or directory"
Got lost then........... i can confirm that i have downloaded to floppy all that you posted, but for some reason the answers are not the same in the terminal.
Have to go eat now but will be back in 1 and bit hours.