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Old 02-06-2006, 03:58 PM   #1
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getting file onto linux


im running DSL (damn small linux) on an old laptop. i need to get a small .inf file in order to get my WPC54G to work with ndiswrapper. how do i get teh file on there so linux can read it?
 
Old 02-06-2006, 04:21 PM   #2
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there are many different ways: ftp, http, a usb drive, a floppy disk, mount your windows drive, a cd-r, a zip drive, email, IM transfer, IRC, network shared folder (that comprises about 2 percent of all possible ways)..... is DSL the only OS running on that laptop?
 
Old 02-06-2006, 04:24 PM   #3
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yes, i tried a CD but i didnt know how to get to teh files or even copy it to the right directory for that matter lol. i cant do anything involving the internet since im trying to load drivers for a wireless adapter lol. id need an adapter for the HD, and i dont know how to use the USB drive in linux
 
Old 02-06-2006, 04:33 PM   #4
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put the file on a usb drive on your windows machine, then plug it in the DSL laptop, give it a second to see if it mounts automaticlly. after about 15 - 30 seconds, type 'df' (no quotes) in a console and see if it says anything about /mnt/sda1, if so, it mounted automaticlly, so the file will be stored in /mnt/sda1. if the output of 'df' does not show anything about /mnt/sda1, then simply type:

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1

you can replace the '/mnt/sda1' directory with any directory you wish to mount it to. the file will reside there.
 
Old 02-06-2006, 04:58 PM   #5
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thanks ill try that now
 
Old 02-06-2006, 05:02 PM   #6
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i tryed it said "mountnly root can do that"
 
Old 02-06-2006, 05:03 PM   #7
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oh sweet! i tryed ndiswrapper and it says lsbcmds:hardware not present, ill go plug in the adaptor and try! if this works i cant thank you enough lol
 
Old 02-06-2006, 05:12 PM   #8
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ok it sees the driver, but i dont know how to get the card to work with it
 
Old 02-06-2006, 05:37 PM   #9
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Go back to the ndiswrapper site and follow the rest of the instructions.
 
Old 02-06-2006, 05:47 PM   #10
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when i try to load a driver it tells me i cant because im not root
 
Old 02-06-2006, 05:53 PM   #11
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pleeeeeeeeease help
 
Old 02-06-2006, 05:57 PM   #12
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then log on as root!!!
 
Old 02-06-2006, 05:58 PM   #13
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how do i do that
 
Old 02-06-2006, 06:46 PM   #14
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The easiset way is probobly to type "su" (without the quote marks) and typing your PW when prompted before you type any of the other commands in the proccess. (Assuming that everything your doing is from the command line, other than that, reboot, and when asked for your ID and PW, type in "root" for the username and whatever PW you picked during the install. (I haven't used DSL, so I don't know if it walks you thru setting up a root user during the install (some don't...) which is why I suggest the su method)
 
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Open a console, type in 'su' then hit enter, then at the prompt enter the password you assigned to root. Then hit enter. You are now root.
 
  


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