Making Linux read DOS Floppies

Making Linux read DOS Floppies

Post by Scott Russe » Thu, 14 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Linux People -

I have installed an old kernel of linux (1.2 slack) and everything is fine. I
want to upgrade my XF86_S3 server to 3.2 cause the 3.1x doesn't work with the
S3Trio64v+ chip. I have it downloaded on another system. How can I:

1) Copy it to a dos disk
2) Mount the dos disk on the Linux box
3) Copy the server off the diskette
4) Install it

I'm okay with most of the above, the major hangup is the mounting / reading of
the DOS diskette.

Any Help would be helpful!

- Scott Russell

- IBM PCCo HelpCenter, RTP

 
 
 

Making Linux read DOS Floppies

Post by Don Rud » Thu, 14 Nov 1996 04:00:00



> I'm okay with most of the above, the major hangup is the mounting / reading of
> the DOS diskette.

mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt

Just like a DOS hard drive I suspect... I am booted to WIN95 at the
moment
so I cen't check.  but that should work.

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Making Linux read DOS Floppies

Post by Jurgen Exne » Fri, 15 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Mounting: mount -t vfat /fd0 <your-favourite-mountpoint>
Copying: cp <from> <to>

For FAT disks you may also try the mtools (mdir, mcopy, mdel, ....)

jue
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Linux People -

I have installed an old kernel of linux (1.2 slack) and everything is fine.
I
want to upgrade my XF86_S3 server to 3.2 cause the 3.1x doesn't work with
the
S3Trio64v+ chip. I have it downloaded on another system. How can I:

1) Copy it to a dos disk
2) Mount the dos disk on the Linux box
3) Copy the server off the diskette
4) Install it

I'm okay with most of the above, the major hangup is the mounting / reading
of
the DOS diskette.

Any Help would be helpful!

- Scott Russell

- IBM PCCo HelpCenter, RTP

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Making Linux read DOS Floppies

Post by Geoffrey Myer » Fri, 15 Nov 1996 04:00:00



> Linux People -

> I have installed an old kernel of linux (1.2 slack) and everything is fine. I
> want to upgrade my XF86_S3 server to 3.2 cause the 3.1x doesn't work with the
> S3Trio64v+ chip. I have it downloaded on another system. How can I:

> 1) Copy it to a dos disk

Where are you copying it from?  If it's from dos/windows, copy filename
a:
I assume that's what you want to do based on the rest of the questions.

Quote:> 2) Mount the dos disk on the Linux box

mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt

Quote:> 3) Copy the server off the diskette

Again I assume you want to copy the dos disk contents under linux.
cp /mnt/filename /tmp/filename

Quote:> 4) Install it

Read the docs and howtos for X installation.

> I'm okay with most of the above, the major hangup is the mounting / reading of
> the DOS diskette.

> Any Help would be helpful!

> - Scott Russell

> - IBM PCCo HelpCenter, RTP

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Making Linux read DOS Floppies

Post by B.A.McCau.. » Sat, 16 Nov 1996 04:00:00



>I'm okay with most of the above, the major hangup is the mounting / reading of
>the DOS diskette.

Check out the Linux-FAQ, the entry "How do I access files on my DOS
partition or floppy ?" may help.  Failing that "man mount" would be a
good place to look.

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