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Old 02-06-2006, 06:04 AM   #1
thisbl3
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silly newbie questions PLEASE


Ok BLABLABLA simpathy request BLABLABLA

Basiclinux3 installed to hd..

How do I copy the adds.tgz from the win95box to the linux box..I can not see the floppy or cd..I need help mounting..I tried mount /dev/fd0/mnt and umount/dev/fdo/mnt..in vain..I made a directory in /mnt called floppy..../mnt/floppy..but seen nothing..thought it was the win floppy..is it different on each distro cause..this is a lot of work for nothing if I have to learn it all over for a better version..

will I be able to copy from msdos floppys to a folder on linux..PLEASE.say something
 
Old 02-06-2006, 06:30 AM   #2
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k, so put adds.tgz on a floppy

then in linux do

mount /dev/fd0 (or whatever your floppy device is)

then do

cp /mnt/fd0/adds.tgz ~/adds.tgz

simple as that.

you may have to be root to do the mount.
 
Old 02-06-2006, 06:31 AM   #3
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mount -t auto /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

But you could have found that from a quick search in this forum or on Google
 
Old 02-06-2006, 01:10 PM   #4
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Thanks very much I did try mount -t auto/dev/fd0/mnt/floppy but got the prompt so thought it was the msdos disk and needed to view via folder so try mount/dev/fd0...prompt...so created folder under mnt called floppy..prompt

gave up and installed caldera..during install it said xf86setup needed to be detailed and recommended I do this later...install went fine...log in enter password..get prompt..

NEXT QUESTION..how do I access xf86setup to get x to run...

thanks for the other will reinstall on the other machine later..any on the vid card...it's advance logic..does better than 256..should I use a 256color card and reinstall..


Add a note here that I tried four cards non were in the list and non worked with the genericvga selection under xf86setup so i'm done..

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