data transfer WinME to Linux: crossover cable?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Larry Gagnon, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Larry Gagnon

    Larry Gagnon Guest

    I have a Windows ME box and a Xandros 3.01 box. I want to transfer some
    data files across from the Win box to the Linux box using a crossover
    cable (I do not have a CDRW on either machine and there are no network
    ports remaining, there are too many files to email them). How would I go
    about setting up a simple mini network between the two to transfer the
    files as easily as possible?

    Larry Gagnon
    Larry Gagnon, Mar 15, 2005
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  2. Assign static IP addresses. Make the Linux box and the ME
    box Netmask If you have to give the ME box
    a gateway to make it happy, lie and use
    The nastiest part may be configuring the FTP server on the Linux box to
    allow access.
    Allen McIntosh, Mar 15, 2005
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  3. After IP addresses have been configured and basic connectivity (ping)
    tested, one can put files into shared folder on Windows computer, and
    then connect there from Linux computer as SMB client. Also, it might
    be even easier to install PuTTY, and then to use "pscp" to copy files
    onto Linux computer.
    Andrei Ivanov, Mar 15, 2005
  4. First, remember to set IP on both machines, there needs to be same netmask,
    and the ip neds to be in same network.

    For example you can use following addresses:

    first computer: netmask

    second computer: netmask

    Then you need to decide which way to use, I think the simpliest solutions
    - set up ftp server on linux and access it on windows
    - use windows sharing

    In the second case, you need to decide, which computer would provide shared
    folder. If it would be winows, then make one folder shared, move stuff over
    there, and mount it using:

    | mount -t smbfs -o username=xxx,password=xxx //windows/sharefolder /linuxmountpoint

    You could also install samba, and make shared folder on linux.

    I think the second option with windows sharing a folder might be the
    easiest one.
    Dariusz =?utf-8?Q?Kuli=C5=84ski?= / takeda, Mar 15, 2005
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