command for downloading a package to save

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at
Mon Jun 15 08:15:46 UTC 2009

Dear Steven,

Steven Vollom wrote:
> On Sunday 14 June 2009 03:37:07 pm Eberhard Roloff wrote:
>  > Steven Vollom wrote:
>  > > On Saturday 13 June 2009 09:50:43 pm Martin Laberge wrote:
>  > > > On Saturday 13 June 2009 17:05:57 Steven Vollom wrote:
>  > > > > A virus has blocked me from sending emails, from communicating 
> with
>  > > > > my ISP, and now from downloading an application that may fix the
>  > > > > problem. How can I download Klamov to a file, so I can copy it on a
>  > > > > thumb drive and install it on my infected computer? Thanks!
>  > > > >
>  > > > > Steven
>  > > >
>  > > > An infected computer is a Windows computer!
>  > > >
>  > > > Klamav, a linux program, cant correct a Windows computer.
> Lisi recommended a windows application that I can download and use. When 
> I tried to copy it to CD the data would not verify, so I don't have it 
> working yet.

No, Lisi recommended to download a linux based CD rom that 
is mainly used to scan windows computer for virusses. And 
there are reasons for this. ;-)

However, as it is a boot CD, it can most probably also scan 
linux machines, should you need it for that purpose.
> Thanks for the explanation. It makes sense why people seem to keep 
> saying I have no virus. Are there no virus' written to screw with Linux? 
> And, won't a windows virus infest a Linux OS? Just trying to learn. The 
> guy said he was running Kubuntu, not windows.

There are no known virus attacks for Linux since ever and up 
to this very moment.
>  > As much as I am with you worrying about your relatives, this
>  > conclusion is bulshit, to put it mildly. When you got mail
>  > from Linux, you can also get Mail from Windows. And when you
>  > do not hear from someone you love, there may be thousands of
>  > reasons why this happens. Unless you KNOW FOR SURE, that a
>  > virus originating from your linuy machine is the reason why
>  > you do not get mail from other users, it is very likely to
>  > assume other reasons.
> I received the email the day the email stopped working and could not 
> reply to an event that was taking place that very day. As soon as I got 
> the laptop working, I got updated. Whether you understand or not, I 
> don;t know the things you know, so when my daughter abruptly stops 
> sending emails, I am very concerned. 
I perfectly understand your concerns. Have you tried to 
phone her to see what is going on?

Murphey's law still works, and may
> be the case here. I don't know.

It surely will. ;-))

> The broken computer isn't connected at all right now.. I am getting a 
> lot of help right now that I wasn't getting before and started working 
> on other things. I have just connected the broken computer; it has 
> power, but is not connected to the Internet. I haven't been using the 
> routher, because I have been spending some time trying to fix my new 
> computer.

This does not matter to me. When your Laptop works ok, my 
advice is to connect any non working Computer of your to 
exactly the same end of the cable that is now plugged into 
the Laptop.
> Do you want me to connect to the router so that the laptop and broken 
> computer are both connected? 


Or do just want me to copy and send the
> ifconfig just the way it is, not connected to the modem or router. Your 
> plea sounded like you didn't think I would comply.~ sudo ifconfig
well, there is no need to comply. On the other hand, it does 
not make much sense to use ifconfig to show the network 
configuration when the network is not connected, does it?

> steven at Yeshua:~$ sudo ifconfig
> [sudo] password for steven:
> eth0 Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr 00:0d:88:1c:a7:71
> RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> collisions:0 tx queuelen:1000
> RX bytes:0 (0:0 B) TX bytes:(0:0 B)
> Interrupt:17 Base Address:0xd800
and more....

As I said, this is useless, when the computer is not connected.

> I am sure I did not give you what you wanted for the broken computer, 
> but I don't know how you want it connected, direct to the modem or to 
> the router.
Directly to the modem, using the very same cable end that is 
now plugged into the laptop.

And please connect the cable before you start the broken 
computer machine.
> I connected the broken computer to the router and the laptop to the 
> router; but the broken computer still will not comunicate. The readings 
> were the same as when not connected.

Let's see whether this happens, when connected to the cable 
that is now connected to the Laptop.

Then we will proceed from there.
This will probably mean that you will need to reattach the 
former laptop cable from the broken desktop back to the 
laptop, again.

kind regards


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