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Old 04-14-2004, 09:01 AM   #1
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Accessing information from a floppy drive

I have downloaded my modem drivers to install on linux through windows and i have put it on floppy disc. However I cannot access the tarball from my linux installation. could you tell me how to correctly transfer files from windows to linux.
Old 04-14-2004, 09:13 AM   #2
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why cant you access the floppy?

to mount a floppy type

mount -t auto /dev/floppy /mnt/floppy

cd type

cd /mnt/floppy



and it will show you all the files.

another way is to mount your windows drive, first create a directory like this

mkdir /mnt/windows

then type

mount -t auto /dev/hdb0 /mnt/windows

You will have to replace hdb0 with the corect partition. for example if you have a master and a slave drive, the master will be hda0 and the slave will be hdb0. however if you have one dirve that has been partitioned one will be hda0 and the other will be hd1.

then your whole windows drive will be mounted under the directory /mnt/windows

Not sure if this will work for NTFS though! you may need to install an update to get that working.
Old 04-14-2004, 09:40 AM   #3
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of course you need to mount the floppy disc , or your windows partition(if you install win and linux in one PC) , find out about mount , there are plenty of these in this forum


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