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 Post subject: Installing software offline
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:09 am 
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Hi there!
I have this friend who was having big virus problems with his computer(K6)
He ask me for help, and then I install antix on his pc... (I'have little experience with ubuntu, but this didn't run on it)
1rst problem.. he has bunch of pps files (presentations) and I can't find any program on de cd (antix-Spartacus) to read them.
2nd. problem this computer is in his home, and has no internet conection.

also, I'would like to have the 2nd HD(FAT32) able to read/write by normal user.

Please help me, so I can help him; he is learning how to manage himself coming from win98 :)

Thanks
Leo


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 Post subject: Re: Installing software offline
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:46 am 
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leoave wrote:
1rst problem.. he has bunch of pps files (presentations) and I can't find any program on de cd (antix-Spartacus) to read them.


Just load up OpenOffice suite for him. Problem gone.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:45 pm 
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1. Look in /etc/fstab - your fat32 partition will be listed as vfat. Then change "default" to "default,users,rw,umask=000" and of course reboot (or maybe try mounting it using a terminal).

2. I don't think ooo is included in antix. So, if there are any apps your friend needs, you may need to download them. Then you can install them using the command "dpkg -i packagename.deb" (you should have and option to download but not install. This way you get all the needed dependencies).

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:40 pm 
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Look for an app called "apt-zip". This should help you download the apps with dependencies and move them to another box for install.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:22 pm 
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eriefisher wrote:
Look for an app called "apt-zip".


Which factually requires at least a modem being connected to the target system (further reading) :?

What might solve your problem, though: APT mirror and/or APT on CD (?).

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As for OpenOffice (to access those 'pps' files): you may want to add a Mepis 6.5 CD (!) to the target system's list of repositories (see man apt-cdrom for details) and install the "fat boy" from there ...

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 Post subject: Thanks for your help!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:57 pm 
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Hello all out there..

I'm going to try all, this weekend.

I really thank you

I'll post how it did go!

Leo


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