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Old 03-06-2003, 11:19 PM   #1
viperquest
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Copying Files...


I tried to copy files froma windows formatted floppy
I mounted the drive (of course)
And when I attempted to copy the file (which was shown as the correct size) into my home dir it said file not found.
Any help please?
 
Old 03-07-2003, 03:53 AM   #2
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can you exaplin exactly what you did then.. are the files listed when you run ls? can you not just complete the file name using tab to autocomplete it?
 
Old 03-07-2003, 06:23 AM   #3
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well.....
it does list the file (which is a tar file) in my root dir
but i cant xtract it...
it says cannot find file
 
Old 03-07-2003, 03:41 PM   #4
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Hi,
Not sure how you are tying to copy the file, but what you can try is using the so called Mtools. What you need to do is
put your floppy in the A: drive and at the prompt type mdir as the command this will show the directory in the floppy. Then if you want to copy use mcopy [source] [ target] where source is your floppy and the target is where you want to copy your file to. To be on the safe side put your entries (source/target) in double quotes. Let me know if this helps.
 
  


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