Installing programs

Installing programs

Post by Jonathan Rothber » Sun, 30 Sep 2001 15:42:35



        I have a Linux machine and a windows machine.  The Linux machine is
not connected to the internet.  I would like to know of I can download
programs from my windows machine and the transfer them to floppy or CD-ROM
and install them onto the Linux machine.  I have tried and it does not seem
to work.  Is this a common problem or am I doing something wrong.  Or do I
need a certain piece of software to do this.  Any help is greatly
appreciated.

Thank You,
Jon

 
 
 

Installing programs

Post by Paul Colquhou » Sun, 30 Sep 2001 16:40:00


|         I have a Linux machine and a windows machine.  The Linux machine is
| not connected to the internet.  I would like to know of I can download
| programs from my windows machine and the transfer them to floppy or CD-ROM
| and install them onto the Linux machine.  I have tried and it does not seem
| to work.  Is this a common problem or am I doing something wrong.  Or do I
| need a certain piece of software to do this.  Any help is greatly
| appreciated.
|
| Thank You,
| Jon

This should work. Make sure you are not downloading the files in text
mode with FTP.

What sort of errors are you getting?

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Installing programs

Post by Joeri Sebrecht » Sun, 30 Sep 2001 22:50:20



Quote:>         I have a Linux machine and a windows machine.  The Linux machine is
> not connected to the internet.  I would like to know of I can download
> programs from my windows machine and the transfer them to floppy or CD-ROM
> and install them onto the Linux machine.  I have tried and it does not seem
> to work.  Is this a common problem or am I doing something wrong.  Or do I
> need a certain piece of software to do this.  Any help is greatly
> appreciated.

> Thank You,
> Jon

Normally transferring via floppy should not give you problems at all.
Maybe you used directcd to copy the file to cdrom, and didn't finish the CD.
In that case linux would not be able to read the cd, since the session wasn't
finished yet. So if you copy files to cd, the best approach is to write them the
regular way, via nero or easy cd creator.

Next time you ask a question, try to be more specific. You described your
problem correctly, but you didn't go into enough detail into how you tried to copy
the files. Fuzzy questions lead to fuzzy answers.

Have a nice day,
Joeri Sebrechts

 
 
 

Installing programs

Post by Nick Selwy » Wed, 03 Oct 2001 22:35:54


Are you trying to transfer a Windows program to a Linux machine, and
have that Windows program then run on the Linux machine? In general,
this will not work (however you actually do the transfer), unless you
have a Windows emulator (for example Wine) installed (and even then
there may be problems).


> >         I have a Linux machine and a windows machine.  The Linux machine is
> > not connected to the internet.  I would like to know of I can download
> > programs from my windows machine and the transfer them to floppy or CD-ROM
> > and install them onto the Linux machine.  I have tried and it does not seem
> > to work.  Is this a common problem or am I doing something wrong.  Or do I
> > need a certain piece of software to do this.  Any help is greatly
> > appreciated.

> > Thank You,
> > Jon

> Normally transferring via floppy should not give you problems at all.
> Maybe you used directcd to copy the file to cdrom, and didn't finish the CD.
> In that case linux would not be able to read the cd, since the session wasn't
> finished yet. So if you copy files to cd, the best approach is to write them the
> regular way, via nero or easy cd creator.

> Next time you ask a question, try to be more specific. You described your
> problem correctly, but you didn't go into enough detail into how you tried to copy
> the files. Fuzzy questions lead to fuzzy answers.

> Have a nice day,
> Joeri Sebrechts

 
 
 

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