Re: Transferring files between a windows machine and a Debian Li
On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, Lehel Bernadt wrote:
> On 09-Aug-2000 USM Bish wrote:
> > I am at this game for the last few years. There are two solutions to this:
> > Solution 1: If you have multiple OSs (like me) with Debian 2.1, Slack-7,
> > and Win-98, (and BeOS till recently):
> > a) Create a separate partition, (Type of partition msdos or vfat).
> > Use "fips" for non destructive re-partitioning of existing DOS
> > partitions in case you do not want a ner installation.
> > b) This will show up automatically in DOS/ Win as Drive "X"
> > c) From Linux mount this partition, as umsdos, (otherwise, long
> > file names will be juggered). Since the partition I use is hdb3,
> > I mount it as follows:
> > mount -t umsdos /dev/hdb3 /archive
> > d) Having a separate partition has the advantage that all OSs which
> > can access a MS DOS partition can be used for sharing data
> > inclusive of mp3s, GIFs, HTML and other files.
> > Solution 2: Just mount your DOS/ Win9x partition as msdos or vfat
> > to a mount point of your choice. All long filenames in this case would
> > be 8.3 format. Just suitable enough for transfer of data, but not installing.
> Oh really ? 8.3 with vfat ?
Unbelievable, but true. Just try it out, and you will see for yourself.
> And I think the author wants to transfer files between two machines, not two
> OSes on the same machine.
Sorry, I misunderstood the problem here. I apologise for this goof-up.
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