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Old 07-14-2003, 05:51 AM   #1
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Trying to install HSP56 MR modem but have the pctel file and not know what to do now

I have kernel 2.4.18-14, I downloaded the pctel-0.9.6.tar but I had to put on a floppy cause thats the only way to transfer it to my Redhat Linux 8 system, t's on my floppy now what do I do, a guide I tred following sad type tar zxvf pctel-0.9.6.tar.gz but nothng happened, I thnk it's because t's it on the floppy, can anyone help me..?? please
Old 07-14-2003, 06:12 AM   #2
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Well, I can help you to a point, but I certainly haven't installed one of those. Copy the file from the floppy to a place on your actual HD, let's put it in your home directory (assuming your username is outsider):
cp /mnt/floppy /home/outsider
Then you can continue:
tar xvzf pctel-0.9.6.tar.gz
And then you'll need to change into the newly created directory, it'll likely be called pctel-0.96 so:
cd pctel-0.96
And continue with the instructions.

Be aware you will need to have your kernel sources and kernel head files installed.

Best way to make sure you've got it all there, go through your install disc and install anything with the 2.4.18-14 name in it.

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Also, the name may have gotten screwed on the floppy if you downloaded it in Windows and saved it to a floppy. If it did and you typed it out exactly, it wouldn't work. Just do a tab completion from 'tar xzvf pc[TAB]' in case it's now 'pctel-~1.gz' or whatever. If that was the problem, after it's unpacked, everything'll be fine. Just do like MasterC said.


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