[Techtalk] file transfer between Windows and Linux

Sujita Purushothaman sujita at mimos.my
Thu Aug 15 08:56:25 EST 2002

James wrote:

> On Wed, 14 Aug 2002 illini.engineer at att.net wrote:
> > I've found the HOWTO about using the serial ports and a
> > null modem cable to transfer files between Windows and
> > Linux.
> >
> > Has anyone found any other methods or programs that they
> > know will work? I just want to copy an occasional files
> > between Win 98 machine and my Linux laptop. I don't have
> > NICs on either so anything using network is out.
> A network is the most straightforward and versatile route, as well as
> being very cheap - if there's a reason you can't use a network, your only
> alternative to a serial link is a faster version of the same: either
> parallel (LapLink-style - same idea as the serial cable, but faster) or
> USB.
> Is the hardware too old to support a NIC? (In which case, obviously USB is
> out...) You could set something up using, say, an external Zip/Jaz/CDR(W)
> drive, but that's a lot more expensive than a network - or remove the
> laptop's HDD, and plug it into the desktop.

Removing the laptop's HDD and plugging it into the desktop seems easiest.
Only remember to make jumper changes for slave. :-)


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