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Old 11-18-2007, 12:43 AM   #1
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Need to download packages in windows


On one of my current machines, I am running Kubuntu 7.10. I have every piece of hardware working, which is a first for me lol... I am running a dual boot with Win XP though, as I noticed on Kubuntu... once I scan for my usual wireless internet channel more than 2 times, it tells me there isnt ANY in range. I can handle that, due to my using XP for internet and some games and using Kubuntu for multimedia and other things. HERE's my question:

Is it possible, to access repositories for packages and download them while using windows xp, then putting them on a shared hard drive partition for access, or a DVD-r? I know if I had them on my drive I could burn them. Thats no problem... but where can I download these packages manually USING windows xp?
 
Old 11-18-2007, 02:04 AM   #2
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You can find all of the packages on the Ubuntu package database. Saving them to a shared partition (or even just saving them to your C:\ drive and mounting it under Linux) and then installing them from the Ubuntu side will be no problem.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 11:32 AM   #3
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I can't disagree w/ MS3FGX, but I think the convenience of apt-get, aptitude, Adept, etc. make solving your 'Net access problem a good idea.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 11:08 PM   #4
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I had assumed that one of the reasons he wanted to get new packages installed was to try and get proper/updated drivers for his WLAN hardware; but if that is not the case, then yes, fixing the issue should be the priority.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 01:35 AM   #5
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I had assumed that one of the reasons he wanted to get new packages installed was to try and get proper/updated drivers for his WLAN hardware; but if that is not the case, then yes, fixing the issue should be the priority.
I do have the most up to date proper drivers for all 3 of my wireless setups but signal strength is at a minimum from my a.p.'s... so its very difficult to get online with any of my adapters. SO, what I was trying to do at the time in question was download the packages independent of kubuntu and install them manually... but then afterwards I found a way around it... which meant hauling the pc to a friends house and hopping on his DSL. Like I said, I do not mind using winblows for internet purposes, as my install of it is very secure (as far as windows can get that is)... thankyou ALL for your input, and if anyone else reads this, I welcome theirs as well... may give me and others ideas for the next similar problem that arises.
 
  


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