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I am running Linux 1.2.1 on my Intel 486 box.  Recently, I recieved a Sun SPARC 2 running SunOS 4.1.1.  I assumed there was a format to transfer data/source code from one to the other.  After reading the man pages the only possibility I found was HTFS which I don't think will work.  What I need is a format that the floppy drive on the Linux and Sun will read.
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by:jlms
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Use plain old msdos (fat) filesystems, you can use the command compress or tar to keep your long file names.

Another option is connecting both machines with a serial cable and using uucp, ppp or slip.

Finally, what about a real network? You need only the ethernet card for your Linux box (may be you have it already) and a transceiver from AUI to 10baseT or 100baseT (unecessary for your needs) and a crossover network cable. No hub needed.
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by:wiggin
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Could msdos support depend on the kernel?  The sun was given to me and I haven't re-installed everything yet.  I read the sun man page and found no mention of msdos (fat.)
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The support depends on the kernel (in both operating systems), in SunOS is included by default at least you get rid of it in porpouse. To mount a msdos diskette in a SunOS machine try:

mount -t pcfs /dev/fd0 /floppy    (create /floppy if it does not exist).

I thing the option is "-t" but I could be wrong (is long time since I used SunOS), check in the mount command's man page how you can select the file system type, in the other hand I am pretty sure the type for msdos diskettes is "pcfs".


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Thanks, I was trying to use
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /floppy
as used in LINUX.  Your answer worked
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