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Old 03-08-2004, 11:26 PM   #1
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Question How do i install .Bin files?! plz help!


Well see, im new to linux, i use mandrake 9.2, installation was a breeze, i can do anything i want on windows, im an expert on that, but once i duallied with linux i dont know how to do crap.... anyways...

ok, i have this .bin file, its real player 9, i need to install it, i cant seem to figure out how. you cant double click like windows, and i tried several commands like sh file_installer.bin but that doesnt work...

please explain with ALOT of detail, i get real confused. please guys help me out, i love linux so far, i just want to learn how to use it.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 11:51 PM   #2
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First of all you have to change the mode of the file like..
$chmod u+x rplslinux.....(whatever the real file name)

Then you could run it.....
$./rplslinux..... (agian the real file name)

enjoy
 
Old 03-09-2004, 12:12 AM   #3
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hmmm....

ok so if the file name is real_player.bin

i just put $chmod u+x real_player.bin?

then $./real_player.bin?

ok, so i dont have to put like the directory? like usr/local/?

just the name? ok let me try, cause everyone explains it different... i get so confused!! >.<
 
Old 03-09-2004, 12:15 AM   #4
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well, i tried it, it said: Bash: u+x command not found.

now what?
 
Old 03-09-2004, 12:20 AM   #5
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as "root" try:

***
chmod 777 real_linux.bin

./real_linux.bin

***

good luck

Last edited by bashrc2; 03-09-2004 at 12:23 AM.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 02:36 AM   #6
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it says...

it says "cannot execute binary file"
 
Old 03-10-2004, 03:58 AM   #7
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try downloading the bin file again...

# pwd
/root/downloads
#chmod u+x r1p1_linux22_libc6_i386_a1.bin
#./r1p1_linux22_libc6_i386_a1.bin


make sure you download the right file for your system.

it worked for me:
[root@slackware /usr/download]# chmod u+x r1p1_linux22_libc6_i386_a1.bin
[root@slackware /usr/download]# ./r1p1_linux22_libc6_i386_a1.bin

Extracting files for RealNetworks installation......
 
Old 03-10-2004, 07:47 AM   #8
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Or, better idea, don't use RealPlayer. It sucks even more on linux than on windows.

A better idea is to install Totem (if you're using gnome) or something else if not, then grab the mplayer codec pack from mplayerhq.hu - then you can watch/listen to realplayer media from native linux multimedia players. I use totem with this arrangement and it's very easy (in gnome).

Just go to Preferences, click "Proprietary Plugins" and drag the files out of the file roller window with the codec pack opened. Now you can play RealPlayer, Windows Media and various other video/audio files.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 02:40 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by mardanian
First of all you have to change the mode of the file like..
$chmod u+x rplslinux.....(whatever the real file name)

Then you could run it.....
$./rplslinux..... (agian the real file name)

enjoy
I don't know about mandrake, but I think most linux commands are the same. I use Knoppix 3.3 and to install a .bin file, I had to "cd" to the directory in which the bin file was located. For example, if the file is in the /etc/ directory, then (in the console) you would type:

cd /etc/

hit enter, then type:

chmod u+x *****.bin

hit enter, then type:

./*****.bin

hit enter

And that should start the installer, or at least thats how I did it. Hope that helps!
 
Old 03-21-2004, 03:48 AM   #10
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Hey, Cheers for that simple explanation, it loks like it worked for me.

Thanks heaps.

Grabman
 
  


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