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installing packages without internet?

Postby michaelC on Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:15 pm

hi
just tried running linuxmint 4,0 from live cd today on my fujitsu siemens 1,70ghz 2gb ram laptop,and all worked fine
im gonna make a dual-boot system with vista(for games internet and that stuff)and i will only use linuxmint for music production.

my question is,i have a usb-modem,but it doesent support linux,is there a way i still can keep linuxmint updated and install program packages(wine,wineasio and some music software mainly)??

maybe download it in windows move it to usb stick and install in linuxmint,would that be possible??

thanks in advance
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Re: installing packages without internet?

Postby MagnusB on Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:33 pm

Yes, you could download .deb packages manually, both from Ubuntu and GetDeb. However, it can be a pain monitoring dependencies and such by your own, and updates could be hard. I would suggest buying Ubuntu Repo DVD, if you can, if you are offline anyway, updates will not matter very much...
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Re: installing packages without internet?

Postby michaelC on Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:38 am

cool,i wont need many programs on my linux partition,as i will only use it for music production,so all i need is:

wine,wineasio,hydrogen drummachine,jack,and reaper

just need to find out where i can get the latest stable versions of these,and how to install them in linuxmint 4,0?
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Re: installing packages without internet?

Postby Fred on Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:06 am

Not trying to discourage you from using Mint, but I don't get it. Why would you want to run Mint, or any flavor of linux for that matter, when all of the programs you named run natively on windows, but most must be run under wine on Linux?

If you aren't going to get the security, speed, privacy and other advantages of Linux, why bother? I just don't understand. Of course I don't guess I really need to. :-)

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Re: installing packages without internet?

Postby michaelC on Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:48 am

because i have heard alot of good stuff about linux,so i wanted to try it for purely music production,and what i heard is that a linux OS doesent take as much harddisk space as a windows,and im getting tired of running both my music software and games and programs on windows,so i wanna use just linux for music production

and btw you dont need to understand,but it would be nice if you could at least answer my questions(if you know the answer)
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Re: installing packages without internet?

Postby Fred on Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:14 am

Sorry, but I don't know a trusted source for any of the programs you mentioned except wine. You can get that through the Mint software portal in your Mint menu. You need to read up on using wine though. Some stuff runs pretty solidly though a bit slower on wine. Other things will give problems that at times can be insurmountable. Since I am not familiar with the programs you mentioned, I can't tell you how you will do.

Good luck,

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Re: installing packages without internet?

Postby pingu_dan on Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:21 am

What brand is your USB modem? I got a speedtouch running as detailed in this post

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Re: installing packages without internet?

Postby Fred on Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:33 am

pingu_dan,

I using a usb connected Ambit U10C018 Data Cable Modem to connect to a cable service @ 5 M hz down and 512 K hz up. I am using dhcp.

It is nothing special. It was supplied with the cable service. I didn't choose it.

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Re: installing packages without internet?

Postby Fred on Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:08 pm

That is correct. You can use the Ethernet port on your computer to connect to the modem.

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Re: installing packages without internet?

Postby michaelC on Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:18 pm

ok,i was told i infact can download from vista and move to a usb-memory stick and install in linux,i have now downloadet the latest wine and the hydrogen drummachine,but i wont have time the next couple of days to see if it works though
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