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Old 04-16-2004, 06:35 PM   #1
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Downloading Linux software to Windows.

I have just completed installing slackware 9.1 ... my first linux install. I have a question about downloading software and installing it on my new linux box.

I can download software using our T1 line at work, however I have to download it to a windows system there. My question is: how do I then create a CD with whatever I downloaded and install it on my slackware box ... or where can I look for advice on this.

I am currently trying to download a linux version of eclipse. This just gets downloaded as a zip file. So, I'm assuming that I just need a CD which I can mount and read on the linux side in order to unzip it and use it.

One other note: I do not have a windows partition on this box.

Thanks for any help!

Mike Witt
Old 04-16-2004, 06:41 PM   #2
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You got it. Burn it to CD, bring it home, mount the CD and use it.
Old 04-16-2004, 06:56 PM   #3
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So what you're saying is that this question is just a big old "Duh!"? I guess I'm thinking of my SCO days when you needed to use a dos read command to read from a dos formatted floppy.

I'll try it ... thanks for your help.



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