LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-22-2003, 09:22 PM   #1
pearsonx4
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: California
Distribution: Mandriva 2006
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question wondering what to do


Ok I have not exactly installed Linux yet but I do have the disks but I need to ask this question before I install.
I have a conexant modem which requires a special driver to run in Linux so I downloaded it but now how do I access this file once I install Linux.
Will I be able to copy this file to a floppy disk or CD and then use it in Linux without any problems. Or do I need to format the disk a special way.
I hope this is not to stupid a question but I want to figure this out before I install linux.
I am running Windows XP now and I am very tired of Windows so I thought I would give Linux a try. I have purchased RedHat Linux version 9 if that helps.
Thank you so very much in advance.
John
 
Old 09-22-2003, 09:41 PM   #2
ranger_nemo
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: N'rn WI -- USA
Distribution: Kubuntu 8.04, ClarkConnect 4
Posts: 1,142

Rep: Reputation: 47
Linux should be able to read any floppy/CD you create in Windows.

Linux is able to read/write a great number of filesystems (format types). The only Windows filesystem Linux has trouble with is NTFS. The specs on NTFS are proprietary and closed, and Linux developers have to guess at them. But floppies, which are usually FAT, and CDs shouldn't be any problem.

You might be able to format a floppy as NTFS, but I've not heard of anybody doing it.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 10:01 PM   #3
pearsonx4
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: California
Distribution: Mandriva 2006
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thank you very much for the quick reply. I really appreciate it.
John
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Was Wondering? WMCrazyOne Linux - General 5 12-19-2003 11:23 PM
Just wondering wr3ck3d Linux - Software 3 05-01-2003 06:58 PM
I was just wondering... cclavey *BSD 7 04-17-2003 06:44 PM
I was wondering... newbieME Linux - General 11 03-22-2003 01:40 PM
I was wondering something... Touma Linux - General 1 03-30-2001 02:54 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration