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Old 01-30-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
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Internet Explorer problems..


I asked this before and was told to switch to Firefox.. But thats not possible... I have a high speed connection at work and a doggy dial up at home...

At work I have a WinXP machine on a network, etc.. I have a 512mb USBKey and I have been using to transfer file between my work machine and my laptop which is where I have a Feather Linux setup. My laptop is a Toshiba 2545CDS, AMDK6 with only 32mb of Ram... Feather linux is installed and running great...

I am going to get the dpkg.tar.bz2 files from feather linux. I put them on my USBKey and they save no problem... I eject my key and put it on the laptop. I mount it like I normally do (mount /mnt/usbkey)....

I cp the files to the correct directory. I then tar -jxvf dpkg.tar.bz2 and get data integrity errors... I've heard that IE does not do well with Linux files... Does anyone know what is going on and what I can do to fix it???

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Old 01-30-2005, 01:21 PM   #2
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I guess ie likes to rename tar.bz2 files to tar.tar rename them back to *.tar.bz2 and they should extract fine.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 01:22 PM   #3
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Not it... they are on my USBKey at tar.bz2 and they show up in my Linux machine at tar.bz2...
 
Old 01-30-2005, 03:49 PM   #4
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No body can help me???
 
Old 01-30-2005, 04:33 PM   #5
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I'm not sure why IE is giving you errors (I've used IE to download .tar.bz2 files onto my windows machine and then moved them to my linux box as well, without errors), but you can check the md5sum after you download to check whether IE is giving you the problem or the problem comes when moving it from your windows box onto your USB key. Download the windows md5sum checker (from any of the links at the bottom of this page and install it onto your windows box. Then download the .tar.bz2 file and then run (from the command prompt)

md5sum filename.tar.bz2

You can check the alphanumeric string that it spits out against the one listed on the site to make sure that the file downloaded properly. Do the same before and after you transfer the file onto your USB key to see if the error is occurring there.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 04:45 PM   #6
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Thanks.. Will try that.. Appreciate it...

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