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Old 01-02-2002, 11:06 PM   #1
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blackbox install


ive downloaded loaded black box and put it on a cd, on account that my linux internet doesnt work (im dual booted). well ive got it on a cd and i want to install it, i found some directnions on the internet but they didnt tell me how to get to the actual file so if anyone could help me with that it would greatly be apprechated
much thanks
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Old 01-03-2002, 12:38 AM   #2
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Do you mean access the file on the CD from within Linux? If that's what you mean (I apologize if it's not), then you should be able to find it in /mnt/cdrom or something like that. You could also put it on your windows partition and copy it over from there.
 
Old 01-03-2002, 05:08 PM   #3
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alright thats sounds good, but meanwhile i transfered my copy of black box in my my home directory "/home/David" but when i type in /home/directory it just says that it is a directory and thats it, when i type out the full code with unzip with it. the console says its just a directory. the unzip comand doesnt seem to do much.
am i doing somthing wrong?
btw here is what ive been typing in:
"/home/David umzip tar-zxvfblackbox-0.61.1.tar.gz"
thanks for all your help

-umpa
 
Old 01-03-2002, 06:42 PM   #4
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"/home/David umzip tar-zxvfblackbox-0.61.1.tar.gz"

well, that's erm.. "impressively" wrong!

i presume you want (well.. you do want..)
[/home/David]$ tar zxvf blackbox-0.61.1.tar.gz
 
Old 01-03-2002, 09:07 PM   #5
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thanks very much, but to get to the /home/David directroy i just type it in like you had it?
thanks again and what can i say im a newbie

-umpa
 
Old 01-04-2002, 12:15 AM   #6
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Don't worry about it... I'm a newbie myself. Only been using Linux for a couple of months now.

If you want to change to a directory you have to use the cd command like in DOS (I think this is what you mean).

So, you'd type 'cd /home/David'
or you can always type 'cd ~' which will bring
you to your home directory.

Once you are there, type 'tar -zxvf blackbox-0.61.1.tar.gz' to unpack the archive. You shouldn't type unzip in there anywhere.

Cheers.
 
Old 01-04-2002, 12:44 PM   #7
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The multiple ways to get files from a .tar.gz can be confusing if you're a newbie.
I've seen piping, unzipping then untarring, tar -xzvf.
Easy just to do tar -zxvf for .tar.gz and tar -xvf for .tar
Had me stumped.
How it would be joy if there were examples of usage in the man pages.
 
  


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