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Ok,here goes,installed Mandriva 2006,downloaded with Windows(modem problems in Mandriav) drivers for my ADSL Modem,put them on a smartcard, booted on mandriva,found my driver on remouvable device,now what do I have to do to unpack this thing so I can install it,its a TAR file,do I have to copy it in my documents,untar it in my documents?When I try to run TAR in a console it can't find the file?
If the file you downloaded is on your removable device, then maybe move it to your home directory and then untar it there. If you have space on the removable media, then you could untar it there if you wanted. Did you make sure to change to the directory where the file is, before running tar? Either that or specify the full path to the file when you run tar.
Basically, open a terminal, cd to the dir the tar file is in and use
tar -xvf <yourfile>
if it's a straight tar file.
If it's been gzipped (extension like .tgz or .tar.gz), use
tar -zxvf <yourfile>
and then examine what it produces. There's prob a README or something like that.