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Old 12-11-2002, 02:25 AM   #1
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copy files from vfat to vfat from linux?

Hi. I have a dual-boot system with win98/linux on one harddrive. Well my windows partition somehow got messed up and I can't get into win98. So i am just going to reinstall windows no problem. However first I am going to boot into Linux and I want to copy some stuff i had saved in windows C: drive to my second harddrive; which is by the way hdb1. So I have two harddrives in my computer. One is split in two and has win98/linux and the second one (slave) is just a big ol' fat32 disk for backup. In Linux I am going to 'mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/win' and access my windows files I want saved before I reinstall windows. My question is ... After mounting my windows C: drive from Linux, how do I copy the files not to Linux but from C: drive in windows to that slave harddrive which is also vfat? So basically what I want to do is 'from' linux access windows and copy some files to my slave harddrive which is also fat32.

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Old 12-11-2002, 05:23 AM   #2
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su root
(enter root's password)
mkdir /mnt/backup
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/win
mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/backup
*copy all the files over you want*
umount /mnt/win
umount /mnt/backup
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