I'm trying to get arch linux to do a direct connect via parallel cable to a laptop with windows 98 so I can transfer some files (and I do have the right kind of cable). Can anyone tell me what programs/man pages I'm supposed to be looking at for this kind of thing?
I know some of you are gonna say right off the bat to get a crossover ethernet cable and connect that way, but the laptop doesn't have an ethernet port and I don't want to get a pcmcia card for this.
To make matters worse, the cd drive on the laptop won't work any more, so using cdrs is out too.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
I used to use FX to do this between dos/win machines, perhaps it'll work with dosbox on linux <> windows. Get FX here: http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/c … dem/fx.zip
BTW, FX doesn't support long filenames, but just zip the files and then unpack on linux
There is also PLIP, but that's only for linux <> linux transfers i think...
Hi dlanor78 and tgc.
There's a nice PLIP mini-how-to available:
LINUX PLIP MINI-HOWTO
You can connect Linux to Linux, DOS, but not Windows 95 (other variants are not mentioned anywhere).
There's some additional information about PLIP in the following article:
Making a Simple Linux Network Including Windows 9x
The author gets around the Windows 9x limitation by installing Bochs and running Linux emulation on the Windows machine.
I first read about PLIP in Multitool Linux (Chapter 4. "Soup Cans and String Last-Ditch Communications Methods").
You'll need a Laplink cable for this to work, by the way.