Re: Newbie problems galore
On 2004-07-15, David A. Cobb penned:
I don't have the brain power right now to answer your question about
kernels ... so moving on ...
> I need to pass things back-and-forth between Linux and Windoze. I
> see references to VFAT FS on the web site, but for the life of me,
> I can't find a trace of the software. It's really bad to have to
> play games with tar at both sides of the route in order not to
> munge up the "magic" pathnames. PLEASE don't tell me that the
> evil beast of Redmond has buried VFAT under a patent claim!! If
> not, please, where can I find it?
Vfat support isn't provided as an application; it's a capability you
need to have enabled in the kernel. I would think the kernel image you
have would include that support by default.
What are the relevant /etc/fstab lines and 'mount' commands you've tried
For example, I have this in my /etc/fstab :
/dev/sda1 /cigar vfat defaults,user,noauto 0 0
It allows me to mount my usb keychain drive, formatted as vfat, onto my
linux system. Then I just type
and I have access to the drive.
> Right now, I've managed to hork up my package data so dpkg gets
> hung up trying to fix things. My best bet seems to be to restart
> from scratch. How do I get dpkg / apt / aptitude to clean my
> machine totally, or what files should I remove to make all this
> stuff go away? Or, would it really be quicker to re-init my
> partitions and start again from the CD?
Hard to answer without you pasting some example of your horkage.