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Old 05-30-2001, 06:09 AM   #1
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I have downloaded an updated file for my video display ontp my win98 system. How do I get it to my Linux laptop.

Any detailed help would be great.
 
Old 05-30-2001, 07:34 AM   #2
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This isn't that clear. Is Win98 and Linux on the same box and you just need to know how to transfer them? Of are they seperate machine and the file you have downloaded is too big to fit on a floppy?

more details please!

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Old 05-30-2001, 12:35 PM   #3
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Sorry... more details

I downloaded the file onto my Win 98 Desktop and copied it to a floppy. I now want to use it to update my Linux laptop as the video settings don't let me run X. After mounting the floppy with mount /mnt/floppy I get the message that the OS is wrong.

Does that help?
 
Old 05-30-2001, 01:15 PM   #4
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So the actual
Code:
mount /mnt/floppy
fails with 'Wrong OS'?? Or something you run afterwards? If its the mount command try something like
Code:
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
but I can't say I've ever seen a wrong OS warning from mount...

Jamie...
 
Old 05-30-2001, 01:48 PM   #5
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It might be a dos formatted floppy as well.

You might have to mount it like this:

mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
 
Old 05-30-2001, 01:50 PM   #6
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It might be a dos formatted floppy as well.

You might have to mount it like this:

mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
Wouldn't that just mount it as a fat partition but ignore long file names? Or am I missing something about the relation between msdos filesystems and vfat file systems?

Jamie...
 
Old 05-30-2001, 01:55 PM   #7
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I don't know for sure, I always mount mine in these situations as msdos and it always works for me.
 
Old 05-30-2001, 02:11 PM   #8
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Thanks...

Is there a difference between the file systems? Can Linux read a DOS disk? Once mounted what is the command to copy files from the disk to my /temp dir? I know cp is copy but what is the Floppy (i.e. under dos it's A?

Real Newbie but my books don't mention anything about accessing Floppies.
 
Old 05-30-2001, 02:21 PM   #9
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You access the floppy from /mnt/floppy/ as this is its mount point. If you had of ran
Code:
mount /dev/fd0 /someOddDirName
then you would access it as /someOddDirName.

After mounting it do
Code:
cp /mnt/floppy/myFile.tar.gz /someDir
and your away. Just remember to call
Code:
umount /mnt/floppy
before you eject it! Especially if you've written anything to the disk.

As for reading DOS floppies, yeah no problem - floppies, hard disk partitions, no worries... Along with lots of others.

HTH

Jamie...
 
Old 05-30-2001, 02:41 PM   #10
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Re: Thanks...

Quote:
Originally posted by AMH
Is there a difference between the file systems? Can Linux read a DOS disk?
Just to let you know, Linux can read almost all filesystem types. Its such a great advantage over some other OS's that I know of. :P
 
Old 05-30-2001, 07:12 PM   #11
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Thumbs up You guys are great

Thanks... I really do appreciate it.
 
Old 05-30-2001, 07:15 PM   #12
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No worries... this is part of what makes OS software like Linux work so well. We all benefit.

Jamie...
 
Old 05-30-2001, 07:37 PM   #13
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No worries... this is part of what makes OS software like Linux work so well. We all benefit.

Jamie...

Can I get an AMEN on that!
 
Old 05-30-2001, 09:13 PM   #14
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Talking You bet!

AAAAAAA..... MEN!
 
  


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