Not sure I'm doing Xcopy right....

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Lance Malish, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. Lance Malish

    Lance Malish Guest

    I'm having a little trouble remembering the right syntax for the xcopy
    command. Here's what I'm doing; I'm wanting to copy all the files on my
    Win98 install CD onto the C: partition so I can run the setup from there.
    I've also created two extra partitions for a tri-boot scheme I'm working on.
    So, I'm booting from the floppy(enabling CD-ROM support), the F: drive is
    the virtual drive, which makes the CD-ROM drive the G: drive. Here's the
    command I was trying to use:

    xcopy g:\*.* /e c:\win98se(this is the folder I created on the C: partition)

    And I was getting "Bad command or file name." Is the command correct as I
    was typing it? Thanks in advance for any help.
    Lance Malish, Jul 12, 2003
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  2. Lance Malish

    Lance Malish Guest

    One more thing - I was trying to run the command from the a:\ drive.

    "Lance Malish" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm having a little trouble remembering the right syntax for the xcopy
    > command. Here's what I'm doing; I'm wanting to copy all the files on my
    > Win98 install CD onto the C: partition so I can run the setup from there.
    > I've also created two extra partitions for a tri-boot scheme I'm working

    on.
    > So, I'm booting from the floppy(enabling CD-ROM support), the F: drive is
    > the virtual drive, which makes the CD-ROM drive the G: drive. Here's the
    > command I was trying to use:
    >
    > xcopy g:\*.* /e c:\win98se(this is the folder I created on the C:

    partition)
    >
    > And I was getting "Bad command or file name." Is the command correct as I
    > was typing it? Thanks in advance for any help.
    >
    >
    Lance Malish, Jul 12, 2003
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  3. Lance Malish

    Lance Malish Guest

    "Shep©" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > You don't need XXcopy for this.
    > From a win98 boot floppy with Cdrom support just type
    > copy d:\win98 c:\
    > and press enter
    >
    > Where d: is your cdrom drive.
    > note:
    > A win98/SE boot floppy made on those systems moves the cdrom drive
    > letters down 1 place so the d: would be e:
    >
    > All the files required for a win98/SE instal are contained in that
    > win98 folder and you can then once copied type
    > c:
    > cd\
    > cd win98
    > setup
    > using the Enter key after each command.
    > then clean up,


    Thanks Shep - it's been ages since I did it, and I was hard-pressed to
    remember how to do it. I'll let you know how it goes!
    Lance Malish, Jul 12, 2003
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