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Old 08-08-2003, 04:48 PM   #1
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copying files from windows to linux


I need to be able to install binutils- on my redhat linux 6.2 system. I don't have Internet access from Linux and can only download the rpm file from windows. How do I copy it across from Windows to Linux? Is there any way to compress it so it will fit on a floppy disk or is there a compressed version I can download??

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Old 08-08-2003, 04:50 PM   #2
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Burn it to CD in windows, Floppy drive, ftp server from a different computer on your network.

or you can mount a windows FAT drive in linux also.
Old 08-08-2003, 04:52 PM   #3
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You can set up SAMBA, so that your linux machine appears as a folder on your Windows machine, and when you download you can simply set the location to the SAMBA folder.

But in the meantime, you can turn on the ftp server of Linux, by going to serviceconf, (its called vsftpd in RH9)
Then use the windows command prompt to ftp to linux, and use the "put" command to put the file on linux. SAMBA is easier, but takes some work to set up...
Old 08-08-2003, 04:56 PM   #4
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are we talking two different machines here or one dual boot machine? if two machines then look into putty and pscp, if only 1 machine then from linux you can mount fat/ntfs(readonly) no problems or in windows you could try explore2fs assuming an ext2/3 filesystem.
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Thanks for all of the suggestions - I got my friend to download it and burn it to CD for me and then I was able to successfully install it
Old 08-10-2003, 08:08 PM   #6
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Also, for any future reference, i saw this, dunno how well it works though i've only read my linux HD with it...
Old 08-10-2003, 09:21 PM   #7
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AFAIK, rpm's are already compressed. But pkzip/winzip will split it into chunks that will fit on multiple diskettes. Zip may be able to handle multiple diskettes; if not there's a version of pkzip for Linux. First choice is via LAN, if possible.


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