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W2k appends exe when setting up with ...\setup.exe -net

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:27 am    Post subject: W2k appends exe when setting up with ...\setup.exe -net Reply with quote

Hi all,

well, I must have set up OOo for about athousand times, and it always worked just fine, even under Windoze. Lately I've set up two systems, one XP Prof, the other W2k Sp4. Now maybe I've just missed something, I don't use Windoze all that much. But when I try to install with

"...\setup.exe -net",

Windoze will invariably append another exe, so the command looks like:

"...\setup.exe -net.exe".

Any comments or suggestions?

Have a nice day!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I geuss you've been using Start > Run. Have you instead tried running the commands from a console?

Start > Run, cmd (in WinNT) command (in Windows), then enter your command. Also I think that the URL should be in speechmarks and the -net should be outside of it.

Eg. [directory]\setup" -net

Hope you can get something out of this.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:08 am    Post subject: Thanks a lot! Reply with quote

Well, of course.

This brings back memories of good old DOS. Click "Start"-"Run", type in "cmd", then just change into the setup directory, type: "setup.exe -net".
...and presto!
Btw, no quotation marks are needed.

Seems much too comfortable for accomplishing anything under Windoze. I wonder when they get rid of the console altogether. Wink

Finally a forum with quick and concise answers to a problem. Thanks a lot!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:08 am    Post subject: Re: Thanks a lot! Reply with quote

Good to see that you got it working.
bubo wrote:
I wonder when they get rid of the console altogether.

They've already tried. One of the main 'features' of Windows ME was the removal of real mode meaning that you couldn't reboot to DOS. All Windows NT based systems don't really have DOS anyway. They have a command prompt but it doesn't work exactly the same. I doubt that they'd remove it entirely as it is the only way through at times.

Windows 98SE was the last version of Windows where you could get down to the DOS properly but purists would say that the only way to run DOS is installed on it's own with an old version of Windows on top. You could of course use FreeDOS which is an open source attempt at recreating DOS.
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