Re: Installing large files
On Thu, 12 Dec 1996, Jens B. Jorgensen wrote:
> Allan Anderson wrote:
> > On Thu, 12 Dec 1996, Jens B. Jorgensen wrote:
> > > Fred Zarnowski wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I am trying to install Debian on a laptop with no network connection and no
> > > > CDROM. I have been ftp'ing files to a W95 desktop then sneaker net via
> > > > floppy to the laptop. Unfortunately, I haven't solved large files like
> > > > Xbase that won't fit on a 1.44 floppy. I did get minicom going on the
> > > > laptop so I could download from a BBS if I could find one.
> > > >
> > > > I would appreciate any suggestions or comments. Thanks.
> > >
> > > I would reccommend using a null-modem serial connection between your
> > > laptop
> > > and the machine which has the debian files. The newer versions of 95's
> > > dialup
> > > networking support this. Just get ppp set up on the laptop and proceed
> > > from there.
> > Even better, if you have a program like LapLink, or DOS's Intersvr and
> > Interlnk, you can use a null parallel cable. It's amazingly faster.
> Ummmm, yeah sure, if only you could find a Linux port of LapLink or
> Linux has PLIP too but I don't think you can get PLIP for DOS.
Isn't there something called the crymner (or somethin like that) packet
driver. I think this provides PLIP for DOS.
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