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Old 10-05-2001, 10:41 PM   #1
Chester
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gzip errors


Trying to import files to get modem operable. Downloaded necessary files via MS windows. Put on
floppy and now trying to access via linux slack v8.

Doing this;
"cp /dev/fd0 hsfcompat_24-1.0d.tar.gz home"


A file with that name appears in home. Then I try
" tar xzvf hsfcompat_24-1.0d.tar.gz"

Getting these errors :
"gzip: stdin: not in gzip format"
"tar:Child returned status 1"
"tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors"

I also cp'd midi files to home and tried to play them.
Get these errors:
"file is corrupted or not well built"

I am playing the same midi files now under MS.
Anyone have any ideas what I am doing wrong?
Thanks ,
Chester
 
Old 10-05-2001, 11:06 PM   #2
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Your ' cp ' command line is incorrect. Like this:

cp /your_mount_point/hsfcompat_24-1.0d.tar.gz home
 
Old 10-06-2001, 12:05 AM   #3
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Chester

Thanks Cool,
I appreciate the help.
Chester
 
Old 10-06-2001, 02:03 AM   #4
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compatibility?

OK now getting errors "no such file or directory" when
trying to cp. I redownloaded file again. But since I am
trying to get modem working I have to download under
MS windows. I am wondering if there is incompatible
issue here with linux recognizing a file downloaded
under DOS.
I formatted disc under linux but before MS would accept
file it prompted me to format again.
Any ideas?
Thanks for help,Chester
 
Old 10-06-2001, 04:25 PM   #5
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Use an msdos formatted disk to transfer the file. Copy the file from windows to the floppy. Then under linux mount the floppy drive.

Example:
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /your_mount_point_goes_here

Then copy your file from the floppy to your hard drive.

Example:
cp /your_mount_point_goes_here/filename_here /to_the_directory_you_want_it_copied_to

When done copying, don't forget to unmount the floppy. umount /dev/fd0
 
  


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