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    Moving a file from floppy to hdd

    Way too easy, I know. *BUT ...

    I'm doing a first-time install - no GUI - command line ONLY so far. *I'm trying to get video drivers installed to get a GUI.

    I downloaded the .rpm and .tgz driver bundles from a Windows PC. *So, the files are on a FAT floppy. *I think I can rpm the bundle if I can get the files to the hard drive (and proper directory). *With the FAT floppy in, I ran the command:

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

    and got the following message:

    Unable to load NLS charset cp437(nls_cp437)

    Then I tried 'seeing' the files on a Linux boot disk by entering the command:

    ls /mnt/floppy

    and the floppy drive light flashed, but I got no files listed.

    This should be easy stuff ... how 'bout some enlightening, y'all!? *Thanx

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    Re: Moving a file from floppy to hdd

    hello,
    i use mtools for copy stuff from MS formated disks - mcopy a:\cool.rpm /home/me/. should do it, hopefully you ahve mtools installed, if not try modprobe floppy and then try mountiing it as you did before.

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    Re: Moving a file from floppy to hdd

    Thanks pbharris! *I'll be checkin out da tools!

    I did get it *.... finally! *I tried this:

    umount /mnt/floppy
    mount -t auto /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
    *(with the FAT floppy inserted)
    ls -al /mnt/floppy

    and I'll be damned if I di'n get a file listing ... with my xsis.rpm file in the list!

    Then I ran

    rpm -i --nodeps /mnt/floppy/xsis.rpm

    ... and SOMETHING happened (not sure WHAT, exactly, but I'm assuming I'm going to find some driver files for the SiS 530 VGA in the /X11R6 directory (or somewhere).

    I'm new to this command line stuff, so I won't be surprised if I somehow format a hdd or something, soon. *I'm crossing my fingers ...

    Thanx for the input *

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