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Old 04-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Question How do I transfer something from DOS based into Linux, Especially graphics?

I have read the existing answers, however, none of them address my problem. I have only one computer. I have a partitioned hard drive. Part dedicated to Win os and the rest to Linux os. My web is on Linux. I also have a 20 gig slave drive which is empty, because I don't know how to transfer to it. Many times I recieve things in my e-mail or I go to a site and I can't display because it is in DOS format, especially images. I also have an extremely large folder in my e-mail that i would like to transfer to my slave drive. I would also buy a flash drive if I knew how to use it.

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Old 04-17-2012, 12:20 PM   #2
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Could you provide an example? Images are images, there is no DOS format vs Linux format, just JPG vs PNG vs TIF vs GIF, etc. These are the same regardless of what system you're on.

About the slave drive, what filesystem does it have on it?
Old 04-17-2012, 12:32 PM   #3
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I don't understand your question quite well, when you say transfer is that you want to move files from one partition/disk to another?
What are you using to do that movment? CLI? GUI?
Depending on that may be useful if you post the result of the mount command.

Now you say that you go to a site and can't display. it is a flash/java site? what web browser are you using?

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Which Linux distribution & version are you using?


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