View Full Version : [all variants] Install .bin files from a windows network share

August 24th, 2012, 12:57 PM

I have some .bin installation packages in a Windows network share.

I want to install this packages in a Ubuntu Server 12.04 with very little disk space, so I would like to install it directly from the Windows Network share, Something like:

\\WinServerName\folder\Package.bin --mode text

Is it possible to do this?


August 24th, 2012, 01:02 PM
Depends. The .bin will have to be executable so it can start the installation but in windows the linux permissions are not used.

In any case, I don't think you can do it with //servername/sharename. You need to have it mounted first. If you don't mount this share permanently, you can mount it temporarily at /mnt for example, so the command to run the .bin would be something like:

However I doubt it will work directly from the windows share.

August 24th, 2012, 01:46 PM
Write the files to a CD or USB pendrive and install them from there.