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Redhat 7.3 questions

Posted by diegoeskryptic [send private reply] at June 09, 2003, 01:11:27 PM

1> is it possible to transport files from WindowsMe to Redhat/linux? If so how?

2> On windows there is the A drive (on most computers this is the Floppy disk drive), I was just curious as to how would I access this file under Redhat 7.3/linux. Are there any commands involved? If so what is it. Thanks!

Posted by Neumann [send private reply] at June 09, 2003, 01:37:10 PM

1> Yes. Just use the 'mount' command and do something like mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

/mnt/windows need to exists and be empty. Please some correct me since i'm probably wrong.

That command will 'mount' your Windows VFAT filesystem on that directory so you will be able to access it from Linux.

2> Basically the same.

mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

The content of your floppy will the be accessible through the /mnt/floppy directory

I'm counting in the local Linux junkies to help me a bit since I don't have any Linux box handy to test the correctness of those commandes.

BTW, I know we shouldn't use the forums anymore but HProg doesn't seem appropriate for that kind of question.

Posted by AnyoneEB [send private reply] at June 09, 2003, 02:05:34 PM

http://linuxquestions.org/ is good for questions.
I think both of those commands will work, I don't have a computer with Linux and Windows or a floppy, so I can't test. The directories you mount to have to exist, but they don't have to be empty. If you mount to a directory with files in it, those files will only be accessible after you umount. Of course, if you have the directory mounted somewhere else you can access it there.

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