There are basically 6 types of downloadable files that can be downloaded from the ePipe Web site:
Firmware images are for upgrading the operating system software running in network servers such as the ePipe gateway products. These files are binary (.bin) images which are designed to be downloaded and stored permanently in the Flash memory of the device. A TFTP server is used to download the firmware. See the manual for the product for information on upgrading firmware.
These files will have a ".tar.gz" extension and, when uncompressed, will contain a tar archive (with a ".tar" extension). Once uncompressed, the tar archive can be extracted using the UNIX tar command. The process is:
Uncompress the archive using the command:
gzip -d file_name
This will produce a tar file (with a ".tar" extension)
|2||Unarchive the tar file using the command:
tar -xvf file_name
This will unarchive the contents of the file, most likely into a new directory. This is best done from an empty temporary directory.
|3||Follow the instructions in the readme or other documents that were in the archive on how to install the driver or software, or consult the appropriate manual.|
These files will have a ".gz" extension and, when uncompressed, will produce a diskette image file with a name the same as the original file name without the .gz extension. Once uncompressed, the image file can be written to a diskette using either the UNIX "dd" command or the DOS "rawrite" utility. The process for using these files is:
|1||Uncompress the archive using the command:|
gzip -d file_name
This will produce a disk image file. This is best done in an empty temporary directory.
|2||Write the disk image file
to diskette using one of the following commands:
For DOS or Windows (3.x, 95, 98, but not NT):
This will prompt you for a file name and a drive letter to write the file to.
dd if=file_name of=/dev/fd0 bs=36b
This will write the file file_name to device /dev/fd0, thirty-six 512 byte sectors at a time which is the most suitable block size for 1.44MB 3.5 inch diskettes.
|3||Install the software using the diskette as per the instructions in the appropriate product documentation.|
These files are standard zip files and have
a ".zip" extension. These files can be opened with winzip
and many other compression utilities. The contents of these files
can typically be extracted to any directory or empty diskette. Once
extracted, the software or driver can be installed as per the instructions
in the appropriate product documentation.
These files are typically Windows 95/98 or Windows NT packages and have
a ".exe" extension. They typically contain a software package
that will install when executed.
These files are plain text files that need to be compiled using a C compiler on a UNIX system and have a ".c" extension. If they have no extension then the file is pre-compiled and is executable. Instructions on compiling the software are included in the associated product documentation.
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