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Old 08-11-2003, 12:12 PM   #1
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Question Can I download Linux apps to Win98 then move them to Linux?

I have a softmodem, is there a way to down load Linux applications and programs to Win98 then move them to
Old 08-11-2003, 12:23 PM   #2
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Yes. Are windows and linux on the same machine or are they different machines? If they are on the same one then just mount the windwos partition that hte file is stored on. If the machines are seperate you could use a floppy or a cd. if they are networked then look at ftp or scp.
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If they are archives (tar.gz or .tgz) or RPMS, you shouldn't have any problems, I do it all the time here at work.
Old 08-11-2003, 06:35 PM   #4
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Remeber to make sure you use binary mode to transfer the files if you are going to use FTP!
Old 08-17-2003, 10:10 PM   #5
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I couldn't figure out how to mount my Windows partition. So I used the floppy to try to install my Iomega Zip drive. I got the file that I downloaded from Iomegas web site over to Linux . It is an executable file. However the read me file says;
module support must be built into the Linux kernel or the drivers themselves must be included in the kernel.
Before Iomegaware for Linux can be used, appropriate drivers, Iomega drives and support hardware must be installed.
When I try doublespeak the executable file iw nothing happens.
I guess that means that the drivers are not installed in the kernel.
I did look in the /etc/modules.conf but did not see anything related to Iomega. How do I get a module and install it?
Thank You
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hm...I'm a bit confused about what's going on. The Linux and Windows computers are separate computers, no? It sounds like you are trying to install the Iomega zip drive on both computers and transfer them that way. Transfer them by ftp, it's easier.
Also, what do you mean by 'it is an executable file'. That makes it sound like it's a *.exe file. If so, it won't do anything in Linux. What is this file?
Old 08-18-2003, 08:39 AM   #7
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Same computer, separate hard drives.
I downloaded the Linux driver for the Zip drive to Win98, put it on a floppy (after unzipping it, it was a Linux compressed file, inside a winzip file) then rebooted to Linux and tried to open the file.The compressed ext is gone from the gear icon, so I am assuming that it is uncompressed (I believe that it was a tar file).
I have no experience with FTP.

The file may be to do the GUI thing, I am not sure.
However, I can do nothing until I get an Iomega module installed.
Old 08-18-2003, 12:16 PM   #8
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Win98.. guess it's a FAT32 paritition.

This is a line from my fstab

/dev/hda1 /windows vfat defaults 1 0

Replace /dev/hda1 with where your windows partition resides. (It's probably /deb/hda1)

Type in:

fdisk -l

to see a list of all the partitions if you're not sure what it is.

Happy mouting

Ohh.. and Linux has lots of network support, you should be able to make preety much every ISP run under it (and every connection type) is your friend
Old 08-18-2003, 06:45 PM   #9
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yep, to re-iterate what teval said, you basically use fdisk to find out which partition it is, and then use mount to mount it under /windows [or wherever you want]. If you want this mounting to be permanent, then add it to /etc/fstab.


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