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Old 10-07-2004, 04:29 PM   #1
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running .exe files


hi, i've just inserted a cd-rom to get hooked into a network and i don't know how to run the setup.exe file. i know its in the /mnt/cdrom but when i type and i can see that the Setup.exe* file is located there. I'm typing

Setup.exe*

to try and get it to run but i'm getting a command not found message. what am i doing wrong? thanks.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 04:31 PM   #2
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linux can not natively run windows applications ie. exe files. So the setup file will not work to get you connected.

What type of network are you trying to get hooked into?

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Old 10-07-2004, 04:33 PM   #3
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Linux doesn't run .exe files natively, so the CD you had for your Windows won't work.
What sort of network/device/whatever are you trying to configure?
There's a section in the MCC dedicated to network and the internet:
On KDE do: start menu -> system -> configuration -> configure your computer. Enter root password and then go to Network and Internet. All your networking setting are here.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 04:36 PM   #4
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i'm just trying to load the driver for my network card. i just put in a cd-rom and w/ windows the it would automatically launch the setup.exe file and the cd would do the rest. i can't figure out how to launch the setup.exe file on linux. are you saying that the .exe extension is recognized only by windows?
 
Old 10-07-2004, 04:37 PM   #5
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pongmaster, got it. thanks. - zev
 
Old 10-07-2004, 04:41 PM   #6
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zeviddalop, linux does use .exe like windows does. The only way to get around that is to get software to mimic a windows envo on linux (IE. Wine, wineX, vmware...), but if you want to install drivers from that cd, it shall not work. the drivers are for windows and not for linux, so it will not install/work.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 04:51 PM   #7
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linux only uses file extensions (.exe .com .bat) for convenience. What makes a file executable is its permissions. linux uses a different format for its binary executable which is incompatable with windows. The linux file format is called elf.

http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~cristina/...esis96/bff.htm
http://www.delphidabbler.com/articles.php?article=8


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