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Old 11-21-2004, 10:58 AM   #1
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Linux Install Via Parellel windows direct connect


My Main PC is running Win 2000 Server and I have a laptop with no CD-ROM and no eathernet network card for it...I do have a Bi-directional Parellel link established on the Windows machine..

is there any way to get Linux to use that Parellel link with floppy disk files?

thanks
 
Old 11-21-2004, 09:26 PM   #2
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It's tricky enough to get such a connection to run from linux<> linux.
You might want to run a live CD on the windows machine and plip to make a connection.

You could boot a basic linux distribution from floppy that does have plip support and have a live CD on your windows machine.
The problem with plip, though, is that there hasn't been much done to it for a while.
It works great on older computers (Pentium 200 and slower) but if you use faster ones (on either side) you'll have to
fiddle around with plipconfig values to get it working.

It took me almost a whole day to get my 486 laptop working reliably with my 1200 Duron via laplink cable.
It is not something I would advise a begginner of linux to undertake, maybe try some small distro that can be installed
from floppies (eg monkey linux ftp://ftp.spsselib.hiedu.cz/pub/linux/monkey/ )

Good luck anyway
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Old 11-21-2004, 10:08 PM   #3
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thanks...I'll look into Monkey

but any future info on PLIP networking from Win to *nix would be greatly apreatited
 
Old 11-22-2004, 10:57 AM   #4
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I would guess that a serial connection (SLIP) would be easier to handle.
If you have a reasonably new serial controller chip the serial connection is at least as fast as the parallell port.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 11:57 AM   #5
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If you see my post on windows xp and linux connect via serial you will see that its no eazier

Windows xp seams to have a brain tumor when it comes to talkiing to other operating systems via a serial link
 
Old 11-22-2004, 02:40 PM   #6
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Why am I not surprised anymore?
 
  


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