Can copy floppy, but cant copy mounted cdrive
Posted on 2002-03-11
Hi folks, linux newbie here.
I have a dual boot with win98 and redhat 7.1
Just trying get around the system and mount various drives and devices, of which I can do ok. I can copy a vfat floppy ok but if I tried to copy the command.com after mounting as
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/cdrive
I can then see the insides of my win drive
its when I try to copy the command.com it wont do it
cp /command /win
/win is a dir made before hand, that resides in the linux partition
It comes up and tells me that its not a dir, and if I tried to ./command.com it then tells me that it is a dir.
I have tried to chmod 777 command.com which it seems to accept, but I still can't copy it
I have tried various changes to the copy prompt, but to no avail.
The one that worked for me with the floppy was
cp * /floppy which copied all the files into the floppy dir I don't want to copy all the files I want to be able to copy selected files at random.
Any help would be appreciated.