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Re: network card
On Thu, 11 May 2000, Russell Brenner wrote:
> 1. The floppy is in DOS and I can't get it to mount... Linux says bad file
Mount usually expects the filesystem to be ext2 (the standard linux
filesystem), unless one is defined for the device in /etc/fstab. So to
mount a dos disk, you can do something like:
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt
(-t means "type", and msdos might also be "vfat" for win32 disks)
Even better is if you have the mtools programs installed on your
machine. Mtools is a set of utilities to deal with DOS disks in unix. It
allows you to directly access the drive (provided you have correct
permissions set and/or are root ). Then you can do
mcopy a:* /destination/directory/here
> 2. how do I install the "eth0" device once I get the driver copied...
If it's on a DOS disk, you probably can't use it. How to get it going
depends on your card, a good place to start is at a linux documentation
project mirror, such as
and read the ethernet-HOWTO.
I'll be out of town for a month or so, so happy linuxing all!