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Old 06-29-2007, 07:21 AM   #1
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HowTO to use chmod with *.sfx ext.


I have this file setup.sfx the instruction says

1-login as root (or su)
2-be sure setup.sfx has executable flag (chmod +x )

I know the first one can someone tell me how to do the secound part in an easy way like writing a command for me to use that I can cut & paste

thankssssssss
 
Old 06-29-2007, 07:25 AM   #2
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chmod +x setup.sfx
 
Old 06-29-2007, 07:54 AM   #3
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Thanks but where to paste this command
 
Old 06-29-2007, 07:58 AM   #4
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Open a konsole or terminal from your kde/gnome menu. It'll probably be in accessories; have a hunt around and you'll find it.

Then navigate to the directory you have the setup.sfx file in:
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cd /path/to/the/file
and run the chmod command:
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chmod +x setup.sfx
 
Old 06-29-2007, 08:36 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot for your patience and help here how my terminal looks and the path of the Dir. & files the only changes I saw is that the color of the file setup .sfx changes from white to green after executing teh command but I didn't how to do after that I couldn't go ant further.

jasem@ubuntu:~$ sudo su
root@ubuntu:/home/jasem# cd Desktop
root@ubuntu:/home/jasem/Desktop# cd Acronis
root@ubuntu:/home/jasem/Desktop/Acronis# ls
CORE.NFO fixdown.com.txt fixdown.nfo keygen.exe setup.sfx
root@ubuntu:/home/jasem/Desktop/Acronis#

Can you give the next step
 
Old 06-29-2007, 08:47 AM   #6
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Well, since you've made the setup.sfx file executable now, you need to execute it.

Before I go on though, I see there's a file called keygen.exe in the folder Acronis. From this, I assume this is not an entirely legal copy of this software you've got, and if that is the case, there's not really much more help I can offer as LQ doesn't promote the use of cracked software.

If you want to learn about executing programs from the command line, take a look here, for example: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-do-...ecutable-file/

edit: Furthermore, executing code from a not entirely trustworthy source is a sure fire way of getting yourself a rootkit installed, which is a generally nasty experience and a fairly major security headache.

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Old 06-29-2007, 09:14 AM   #7
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How does keygen.exe tell us it is not a legal copy? Also, how about an .exe file in SW intended for Linux????
 
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The reasons I speculated this wasn't a legit copy of the program are:

1. keygen.exe as far as I am aware is short for key generator, which is generally used to provide software registration keys.
2. CORE.NFO is a file commonly found in pirated software torrents.
3. If Acronis is the name of the software, then it is a commercial piece of backup software, of which there appears to be no free version: http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/products/ATISLin/

As I said, I assumed that was the case - I wasn't stating it for a fact, and the OP is more than welcome to clarify.

edit: I am mistaken, there is a free evalution copy of Acronis for Linux, but I'd be surprised if it came with keygen.exe and CORE.NFO, so I'm still a bit sceptical.

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Old 06-29-2007, 10:22 AM   #9
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pwc101

It is a copy I download from the Internet of course I didn't pay $699 to Acronis.

Any way with your help I was able to start the installation which is very important to me -TO KNOW HOW-but I couldn't finish it because a file is missing
 
Old 06-29-2007, 10:47 AM   #10
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... because a file is missing
Such is the way with that sort of software.

If you're looking for a backup solution, you might try rsync, which almost certainly comes with Ubuntu anyway.
 
Old 06-29-2007, 10:56 AM   #11
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Do think norton ghost will work with linux I am very familiar with it I tried to use G4L and Clonozella but it missed up my PC
 
Old 06-29-2007, 11:09 AM   #12
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No Windows applications will work natively with Linux. The two are simply not compatible.

People have written something called wine, which is a completely free implementation of the Windows API. Some applications work when run under wine, but my experience has been limited at best.

There's a Norton Ghost clone called Ghost for Linux, which is available here: http://freshmeat.net/projects/g4l/. I've never used it, but found it through Google.

edit: just reread your post, sorry to have recommended something you've already tried!

If you just want a clone of your hard drive as an image, you can't really get much better than dd. See this thread for more info on it: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...postid=1848006

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Old 06-29-2007, 11:41 AM   #13
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I sure kept you busy today thanks a lot.
 
Old 06-29-2007, 11:44 AM   #14
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Don't worry about it - the network's been playing up here at work all day, so haven't really been able to achieve very much anyway.
 
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pwc101It is a copy I download from the Internet of course I didn't pay $699 to Acronis.
Since you appear to be acknowledging the use of illegal SW, I have reported this for closure. If I mis-read, please advise.
 
  


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