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Re: I need help.

On Wed, 31 Dec 1997, Pierre DUPUIS wrote:

> I have dl via the internet a *.zip program for linux.
> The *.zip has been dl on my Dos partition, and i don't know how to
> access it with my linux partition (to install the program i need to
> locate it).
> I'm a recent debian user, i came from windows OS, so please be explicit
> and free of complicated command.

You have to mount the ms-dos partition; hopefully your kernel has been
configured to do that.

Try 'mount -t msdos /dev/hd{x} /mnt', where hd{x} is /hda1, etc (depending
on the drive number and partition number.  If you have one hard drive and
the first partition is dos, it would be /dev/hda1. 

Then you should be able to see the partition from Linux.  Try 'ls -al
/mnt/<filename.zip> to see if it is recognized.  Copy it to one of your
Linux directories (with cp) and unzip it with the unzip command. 

> By the same,
> Does someone know where can i get a 'Windows or Dos to Linux' Manual, it
> can be very helpfull.

I agree that it would be useful for the beginner, but haven't seen one.


Bob Nielsen                 Internet: nielsen@primenet.com
Tucson, AZ                  AMPRnet:  w6swe@01.w6swe.ampr.org

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