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Re: install from files on win98 machine
Michael Endsley asked:
> After searching Google, I will try asking :)
> I have the required 3.1 files on my windows machine.
> I would like to install 3.1 on a different machine that
> is connected via nic's.
> I tried pointing ftp to the windows address, but it
> didn't work. I have all directories/files "share" enabled,
> and check the machine names and addresses.
> How do I point the installation to the windows machine?
You need to be a little more specific.
If you want to ftp the necessary files from your Win98 box to your
oBSD box, then you need an ftp server running on the Win98 box.
You could run a shareware or freeware version just long enough to
bring the files over, which is what I did.
If you want to use shares, you must run Samba on the oBSD box
first. That might not be a feasible solution if you can't get the
Samba port over to the oBSD box in order to install it. (Samba is
what allows oBSD to see the available shares on the network.)
My overall suggestion is disable sharing, download an ftp server
from any one of dozens of Win98 software sites, learn how to set it
up to accept anonymous requests, and then tell your oBSD to go
to 192.168.0.1, and the /openBSD directory if your files are in
There are alternatives, such as burning a CD, etc etc, but try this
You can try pointing your oBSD box at the Win98 machine