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Old 02-05-2005, 11:48 AM   #1
pierre24
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Thumbs up Nu kid on the block


I have recently started with Fedora3 and am amazed to have succesfully installed my 3rd Linux distro, after Mandrake10, Xandros2 after only a few weeks. I can still boot up to XP via the Grub bootmanager which can be brought up using any key while booting which is another bonus cause I am way too unexperienced to be able to hack it in the Linux neighbourhood 100% of the time.

I am enjoying this distro the most and the GUI is better then what I have seen sofar. There is only 1 major problem that throws me off and that is not being able to install 3rd party software.

I can open tar files now and have installed a linux version of stuffit to the /home/pierre dir, its in a folder called "arkA7ST1a.611linux-i386". I have also downloaded some software which is a file (to thesame dir) named "LimeWireLinux.bin". I cant for the life of me however open the darned .bin file.

Its enough to drive one bonkers to consider that something so elemental or basic as installing a program is something I can't even come close to performing at this point in Linux.

It must be something I missed but could someone please give me a clue? besides going to the bookstore and get me a beginners guide to Linux which I'm aware I'm in dire need of, Although I'll gladly take recommendations as to what literature is advisable for a Linux newbie like myself.

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Old 02-05-2005, 11:57 AM   #2
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To use a .bin file, from the command line run (without the quotes) "chmod +x filename.bin" then run (still from the command line) ./filename.bin
 
Old 02-05-2005, 09:17 PM   #3
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Hi LinuxGeekery, got no error on the first command, but then downhill from there.. This is what it comes up with, permission denied .. I have seen on other distro's an admin terminal, this one seems a regular one..

[pierre@localhost ~]$ chmod + /home/pierre/LimeWireLinux.bin
[pierre@localhost ~]$ /home/pierre/LimeWireLinux.bin
bash: /home/pierre/LimeWireLinux.bin: Permission denied
[pierre@localhost ~]$
 
Old 02-05-2005, 10:21 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by pierre24
Hi LinuxGeekery, got no error on the first command, but then downhill from there.. This is what it comes up with, permission denied .. I have seen on other distro's an admin terminal, this one seems a regular one..

[pierre@localhost ~]$ chmod + /home/pierre/LimeWireLinux.bin
[pierre@localhost ~]$ /home/pierre/LimeWireLinux.bin
bash: /home/pierre/LimeWireLinux.bin: Permission denied
[pierre@localhost ~]$
You only did chmod + /home/pierre/LimeWireLinux.bin

You have to tell Linux that you want eXecutable permissions on that file.

chmod +x /home/pierre/LimeWireLinux.bin
 
Old 02-06-2005, 04:50 AM   #5
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this simple installation instruction was copied from http://www.limewire.com/english/cont...allation.shtml
Quote:
Linux - Open a shell and cd (change directory) to the directory where you downloaded the installer. At the prompt type: sh ./LimeWireLinux.bin
worked for me, many times.
 
  


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