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Unable to use Linux command Mcopy

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Pierre M. Camilleri
Frequent Advisor

Unable to use Linux command Mcopy

Hi Everyone

I've just finished installing RH Linux 7.1 I'm new to Linux and I am encountering a problem when trying to copy a file to a diskette using the mcopy command. When at the root I keep getting command not found.
I tried doing WHEREIS mcopy and all I got was mcopy: Can someone please help me solve this problem?

Many Thanks
Pierre
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Dirk Kochale
Advisor

Re: Unable to use Linux command Mcopy

Hi Pierre,

please take a look at the following website:

http://www.redhat-linux.com.my/faq/hardware10.html

HTH
Dirk
Every problem is easy as long as you know the answer
Pierre M. Camilleri
Frequent Advisor

Re: Unable to use Linux command Mcopy

Thanks for replying.
My problem is not how to mount a floppy drive. In fact I did mount it. The problem is with the mcopy command. It looks like Linux does not know the path to this command wherever it is. Even when I use copy command I get the same message.
Any further help appreciated.

Thanks
Pierre
Bill Thorsteinson
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Unable to use Linux command Mcopy

RedHad does not install the mtools package by defualt.
You need to install the rpm for mtools from your cd.
Once you have done that the mcopy command will
be available.