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Old 08-16-2005, 01:44 PM   #1
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Knoppix 3.9 not showing Windows long filenames

I have a laptop that's running Windows98 First Edition. It's a Compaq Presario 1256. We purchased a new computer and need to transfer the data files from the laptop to the new machine. I would like to use a USB flash drive, but can't find drivers for Win98 FE (only Second Edition).

I was hoping that Knoppix would be the solution. Knoppix started fine on the laptop, but the filenames are all in the 8.3 format. I really don't want to have to rename all of my files.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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Can you type mount and post the output? It might be mounting the drive incorrectly.
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What area should I go into to type the mount command? The software boots up into a desktop environment.
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Output of mount

Here's the output of mount. I redirected it to a file, copied it to the USB drive and then opened it in Windows Notepad, so the formatting may be somewhat incorrect. I think I've separated the lines correctly.

/dev/root on / type ext2 (rw)
/dev/hdc on /cdrom type iso9660 (ro)
/dev/cloop on /KNOPPIX type iso9660 (ro)
/ramdisk on /ramdisk type tmpfs (rw,size=117136k)
/UNIONFS on /UNIONFS type unionfs (rw,noatime,dirs=/ramdisk=rw:/KNOPPIX=ro)
/UNIONFS/dev/pts on /UNIONFS/dev/pts type devpts (rw)
/proc/bus/usb on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw,devmode=0666)
automount(pid1786) on /mnt/auto type autofs (rw,fd=4,pgrp=1786,minproto=2,maxproto=4)
/UNIONFS/dev/uba1 on /mnt/uba1 type vfat (ro,nosuid,nodev,umask=000,uid=1000,gid=1000)

After looking around some more, I noticed that only SOME of the files reverted back to 8.3 format. Some DO have the long filenames intact!

Hope this helps!

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