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Old 09-19-2003, 10:59 AM   #1
michaelgamrat
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Windows to Linux?


Hey all. I just installed Red Hat 9.0 on my pc, but I can't get it to recognize the ethernet device. Using my windows internet connection, I found an rpm that I want to try and install. My question is: Is it possible to download this while in windows and then save it to disk or something and retrieve it in Linux?

Another option that I have is to use a Linux box on campus to download the rpm, save it to floppy and then bring it home, but I won't be able to get to the machine on campus until next wednesday, and I was hoping to get my Linux box at home on the net this weekend...

Thanks for any help
 
Old 09-19-2003, 11:05 AM   #2
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You should be fine downloading the RPM file in Windows. Lord knows I did enough of that at University - download all sorts of *rap from the internet (why use my 'phone bill when I can use their connection for free?), plonk it on a Zip disk and take it home to my nice Linux box.

Other types of file, however, may need a little more playing. Script files, for example, may be converted to a Windows style text file rather than staying a Unix style text file. RPM should cause no problems though.

Just as a matter of course, what NIC is it?
 
Old 09-19-2003, 11:05 AM   #3
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As long as Linux recognizes windows, you should have no problem reading and writing files to the windows partition.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 11:07 AM   #4
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download the file in windows.boot into linux.make a directory like
/mnt/windows like 'md /mnt/windows'.now use 'fdisk -l (may be /sbin/fdisk -l)' to see all the partition.Identify the windows partition you want to mount.let it be /dev/hda1
now,use the mount command to mount this partition like,
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows (assuminf it is not ntfs)
now you can access this windows partition.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 11:18 AM   #5
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arunshivanandan-

Thanks for the info on mounting windows partitions. That will help big time.

Thymox-

It's a built in LAN on my motherboard (Asus A7N266-VM). I've seen quite a few people that have had problems with these motherboards and Linux...

Thanks again guys
 
Old 09-19-2003, 11:21 AM   #6
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Infact i am having the same mobo.though i am yet to try configuring the net from it.
 
  


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