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Old 04-15-2011, 01:32 PM   #1
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Post open-install of .BIN file on DreamLinux/Debian


Hello, I am having a problem installing a game that is a .bin file. I have looked through various forums, and on Google, but can only find how to install .exe through emulation,open .zip, and other formats. I am using Dreamlinux Xfce desktop (Which to my understanding is Debian based). I pretty much have to face the fact can't figure out s**t on here lol. I have tried running it from the terminal in these ways:
$ desktop
|$ run <filename>.bin
||$ CD <filename>
|||$desktop <filename>

And some command I came across- $ Chmod (there was more to this command line but I forget it, found it on google, it ends with: +1 run)

I don't really grasp alot of the commands (I can look up DIR, run files, ya know ... simple stuff) and have spent most of the time just setting my OS to work, and this .bin is my first shot at an install... So far I'm failing :-P ... Any help that anyone could offer would make my day. Thanks for taking time to read this.
 
Old 04-15-2011, 01:51 PM   #2
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cd <path-to-directory-with-file.bin>/ && chmod +x file.bin && ./file.bin


Some files.bin can just be run with : 'sh file.bin'

And if you are installing to a location outside /home/<name>/ :
sudo ./file.bin

..

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Old 04-16-2011, 01:39 AM   #3
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thanks for reply! ... CD <path> worked fine ... and now i can enjoy games, you've saved my sanity, Thank you.
 
  


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