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Old 05-11-2003, 02:49 PM   #1
linsokol
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Arrow using .tar.gz file downloaded on vfat partition


I'm switching to GNU/Linux currently--HD install--Knoppix V3.2.2 (Debian 2 core), but have to get yet the modem from the most imminent to work.

The modem driver is a *.tar.gz file that was donwloaded to a fat32 partition (=hda4 under Linux)

I'd like to unpack and install the driver, but am failing even to detect it it under Linux (yes, it's there on a E:\).

find / -name [filename] --searches, but finds nothing (*.tar.gz and similar tried, as well as ful filename) --does the Knoppix have different syntax?? Mandrike that I tested before could find not this particular but another file.

mount /dev/hda4 /mnt/windows --returns [have made the /mnt/windows dir already]--
mount: /dev/hda4 already mounted or /mnt/windows busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/hda4 is already mounted on /mnt/windows


The QUESTION is simple, but has a multilevel answer, how to find/unpack the driver??

Thank you much for your help and enlightening me.

Last edited by linsokol; 05-11-2003 at 04:06 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 03:06 PM   #2
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Are you sure the vfat is in your kernel?
Check 'mount -t vfat /dev/hda4 /mnt/windows'.
What is the exact error? (not 'something like').
Do you have permission to write to /mnt/windows?
 
Old 05-11-2003, 03:30 PM   #3
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Iīve used knoppix a couple of times and it always put the icons for the different windows partitions on your desktop, then you just have to double click on the partitionīs icon to mount it.

By default it mounts the windows partitions at :

/mnt/windows/C
/mnt/windows/D
etc, etc,

BTW, you have to rigth click on your desktop icon to take off the read-only attrib.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 03:36 PM   #4
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RE:

That is a HD install, yes, the cd boot has the hda on the desktop, the HD install does not. I can't run the CD boot and copy the file to a floppy disk, because it's on a laptop without a floppy drive.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 03:53 PM   #5
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RE

The mount error message is:
mount: /dev/hda4 already mounted or /mnt/windows busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/hda4 is already mounted on /mnt/windows

How to check if I have a permission to write to /mnt/windows and do I need to write there in order to unpack the driver ?

[the original querry edited with the mouuth error, thanks for pointing that out]

Last edited by linsokol; 05-11-2003 at 04:11 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 04:40 PM   #6
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Re: RE

1. check (post) the result of "cat /etc/fstab |grep /mnt/windows'
2. which is the current working directory (result of 'pwd' command) when you are doing the mount command? - it cannot be /mnt/windows
3. if you are root doing 'mount' - forget about permissions to /mnt/windows
4. what currently (after reboot but as root) you see at /mnt/windows
 
  


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