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Old 05-24-2005, 05:25 PM   #1
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How to save a file with PClinuxOS-LiveCD?

I am running PclinuxOS-LiveCD from my CD drive on my WIN-98 machine and it works very well.

However, I canít seem to be able to save a file permanently; as soon as I log out, the file disappear, even it was properly save under /home/guest/filename.

What is the command I should use to deposit the saved file unto somewhere on my hard drive?

Or can I add a command in a booting disk (as additional booting instructions), using rawwrite? What should the command be?

Thank you for your valuable input.

Old 05-24-2005, 06:58 PM   #2
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PCLinuxOS automatically mounts any Windows partitions that it finds starting with /mnt/win_c .
If you want to save a file, try putting it in /mnt/win_c someplace.
Old 05-26-2005, 01:21 AM   #3
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Hello Homey;
Thank you for your valuable input.
Let's assume that I have a file called "ch.keller*sxw" in OpenOffice of 2 pages.
1) Now I want to save that file in /mnt/win_c
What do I do: should I call up the K-Terminal and how can I get into the
directory /mnt/win_c ?
And then, what is the command I should use to save the file "ch.keller.sxw"
unto "win_c" ?

2) If you would like to save that file unto a 31/2" diskette in drive A: , what is
the command I should use to mount the drive A, is it: "mnt/floppy" or "mnt/fd0"?
And what is the command I should use to save the file "ch.keller.sxw" unto the
floppy disk?

Your kind help will be very much appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
Charles, Kelowna, BC.
Old 05-26-2005, 01:42 AM   #4
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since your on windows 98, your probably using fat32 so all should be fine.

yes, you can do this with 'K-Terminal' or any other terminal program.

say, for example, i have a file (coincidently an open office document ) called 'myDoc.sxw'. it is located in my home folder (say my user name is nadroj). so the full path to my document would be: /home/nadroj/myDoc.sxw

say i have a windows partition mounted (check your /etc/fstab file for where your windows partition is 'automatically' mounted) on /mnt/win

and i want to copy my document (myDoc.sxw) to my mounted windows partition, i would type:
cp /home/nadroj/myDoc.sxw /mnt/win/myDoc.sxw
your floppy drive isnt exactly 'drive A:', thats only for windows systems. your actual floppy drive on the system would be located in /dev/fd0. it would be mounted to a directory, something like /mnt/floppy (check your /etc/fstab file to see where it is mounted).

if you want to save a file to the floppy drive, just put the disk in and save something to it. (might have to type a command like 'mount /dev/fd0' to remount the floppy drive so the disks' contents are read [sorry if incorrect i actually have never used floppy drives in linux before]).
after youv inserted the disk [and if necessary, remount /dev/fd0], say your in open office, just click the save as button and browse to /mnt/floppy or wherever the floppy drive is mounted to, and you can save it. if you want to copy a file to it, it would be the same as the above 'cp' command but you specifiy a different destination, ie:
cp /home/nadroj/myDoc.sxw /mnt/floppy/myDoc.sxw
Old 05-26-2005, 08:22 AM   #5
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Hi ch.keller,

say, for example, i have a file (coincidently an open office document :D) called 'myDoc.sxw'.
You might better save that file as /home/mydoc.doc if you plan to open it in Windows as MS Word doesn't read .sxw properly if I recall.

Then you can copy it to win_c like this.
In PCLinuxOS, click on the desktop icon which looks like an igloo.
Go to the /home folder which is where you hopefully saved the doc.
Go to Tools/ Open Terminal
Type the command:cp mydoc.doc /mnt/win_c

Now you can also save it onto a formatted floppy disk. I find it quite handy to use a tool called mcopy so you don't need to mount and un-mount the floppy.
Run these commands while you are still in the terminal:
fdformat /dev/fd0
mkfs.msdos /dev/fd0
mcopy mydoc.doc a:

Now your file should be saved in the Windows C:\ and on the floppy.


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