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#1 2011-12-20 10:10:34

tasty_minerals
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[SOLVED] Explain me one sentence in Wiki please!

I've been lurking around wiki and found a page for just my case, But I do not understand clearly what one line means.
"Unpack it on another *nix-box and run:"
What does it mean? "*nix-box"?
If it is unix-box, then where exactly should I unpack? Another distro? I'm puzzled

page https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ThinkPad_Edge

Last edited by tasty_minerals (2011-12-20 12:46:58)


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#2 2011-12-20 10:22:20

/dev/zero
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Re: [SOLVED] Explain me one sentence in Wiki please!

tasty_minerals wrote:

I've been lurking around wiki and found a page for just my case, But I do not understand clearly what one line means.
"Unpack it on another *nix-box and run:"
What does it mean? "*nix-box"?
If it is unix-box, then where exactly should I unpack? Another distro? I'm puzzled

page https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ThinkPad_Edge

Yeah, interpret that as an abbreviated way of saying: "another machine running Linux".

It isn't clear to me from the instructions why it would need to be another machine though ...

Last edited by /dev/zero (2011-12-20 10:22:51)


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#3 2011-12-20 10:27:08

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Re: [SOLVED] Explain me one sentence in Wiki please!

*nix is generally meant as Linux, Unix, BSD, Solaris systems. In this particular case it just seems to mean another box that is running Linux but I agree with /dev/zero that there doesn't seem any reason it needs to be another machine.

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#4 2011-12-20 12:46:42

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Re: [SOLVED] Explain me one sentence in Wiki please!

thank you. Shall try to figure it out


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#5 2011-12-20 13:42:15

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Re: [SOLVED] Explain me one sentence in Wiki please!

The wiki is assuming (likely rightly in most cases) that the ThnkPad one is trying to install arch on does not already have linux on it.

If that is the case and if the author is correct that it will not boot a 'normal' bootable usb and also doesn't have a cd  drive, then one obviously could not run a *nix command on that machine.

I didn't write the wiki though - just trying to make sense of it.

I'm not sure  why `dd` didn't work for the author of the wiki.


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