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Re: The modem chicken and egg question.

or if the mtools package is installed

insert floppy disk
(list files)
mdir a:
(copy files to local directory)
mcopy a:*.* .
rpm -ivh <file>

I am pretty sure mttols comes on the standard list of packages for redhat, 
but if not then you should find it on the redhat install CD

saves on all that mount/umount and possible file system corruption of 
hangs stuff.


On Tue, 9 Mar 2004, Edward Dekkers wrote:

> Roger Beever wrote:
> > Sent on behalf of Janet who has just joined from the Linuxathome yahoo
> > group and taken to plunge in trying RH9.
> > Hi
> >   We have a problem with a Motorola SM56 PCI Speakerphone.
> > The wizard does not find it on the newly installed RH 9 system.
> > We have found a drive on the Motorola site at
> > http://www.motorola.com/softmodem/driver.htm via
> > http://www.linmodems.org and since the system is dual boot I have
> > recommended saving to floppy but I'm not sure of the exact steps from
> > there. There are some short instructions but I'm not sure they will work
> > if the RPM is on a floppy.
> > Could someone please explain / expand on how to to get the RPM installed
> > and the modem working.
> > But please keep the steps Newbie sized.
> > This will enable another member to join the Linux community and no doubt
> > me to learn a bit as well.
> > Thanks in advance.
> > 
> > Roger
> > 
> > 
> Hey Roger, you can mount FAT floppies under Linux. I would make a folder 
> under /mnt called something like floppy or whatever, then run the command:
> mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
> This works on my system here. When I then have a look at /mnt/floppy, I 
> can see all the FAT files.
> Before you take the floppy back out, run:
> umount /dev/fd0
> to unmount the device.
> For more information use:
> man mount
> regards,
> Ed.

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