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Old 07-02-2004, 12:30 AM   #1
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copy file from floppy


i have a file on a floppy that i want to copy to my hdd. but i have no clue how to do it. i mounted the drive with the mount /dev/fd0 command, but now i dont know how to access the file. i was looking for something similar to "my computer" in linux, but i didnt see it. any help will be apreciated.

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Old 07-02-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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from a terminal or console you can

#cp /mnt/floppy/<your file> <file / path where you want to copy>
 
Old 07-02-2004, 12:40 AM   #3
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when you mounted the floppy, it had to be mounted at some directory (called a mount point)... usually on linux stuff is mounted into the /mnt directory... your cd-rom into "/mnt/cdrom", your dvd-rom into "/mnt/dvd" and so forth... in the floppies' case, it's usually /mnt/floppy, so you probably wanna look for that directory in your file manager after you mounted the floppy...
 
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i went into the /mnt/flooppy directory and tried to copy the files and i got the following error: "reading "filename.rpm" input/output error. i got the same error when i tried doing it from the console. also when i try running it from the floppy drive i get this error: the file "filename.rpm" does not appear to be a valid rpm file. i dled the files from nivdia's site, so im pretty sure theyre valid. theyre the chipset drivers for my mobo (nic doesnt work). not sure what to do now.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 01:44 AM   #5
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i recopied the files to the floppy and it installed (supposedly). i checked to see if i could connect to the internet and i cant. i checked the network config, and the ethernet adapter nvnet is listed, but the irq's dma and i/o adresses arent. i want to config the resources manually but not sure where to look to see what resources are already in use. not sure if its in a file or what.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 02:11 AM   #6
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#lspci -vv
#dmesg

/etc/sysconfig/hwconf
 
  


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