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Old 03-23-2006, 01:58 PM   #1
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unzipping .exe files

how do you do that? im trying to get my wlan driver and use it with ndiswrapper
Old 03-23-2006, 02:41 PM   #2
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If you have the card installed on a windows machine - copy the .inf and .sys files belonging to the card to a directory.
...or take them off the install-cd for the card

put them (copy them...) in a (preferrably empty) directoryof your choice
issue the command:

ndiswrapper -i /the_path_to/the_directory/*.inf

this will install the windows drivers to /etc/ndiswrapper/ and set them up for the use with linux
Old 03-23-2006, 03:07 PM   #3
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If it's just a self-extracting zip file then unzip will do it.

Otherwise try 'cabextract' (which you'll probably have to download) or 'unshield' which is for slightly different files.

Incidentally, what card do you have?
Old 03-23-2006, 03:27 PM   #4
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If the .exe is a self-extracting archive you can get it with the appropriate un-archiver (unzip for zip as was mentioned or unrar for rar unace for ace etc) ... else just wine it


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