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Re: Installing large files



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.

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private, rudimentary, yet secretly potent pantheon of dream.
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