ok, the instruction seem pretty clear. the only problem is i'm sure how to run a script. i'm running fedora core 1. i've never done anything with linux. Here's what i am doing, please tell me what i'm doing wrong:
I downloaded j2re-1_4_2_03-linux-i586-rpm.bin to \root
Since i'm in a graphical environment, i open the window \root.
i find the file i just downloaded.
i double click on it and it opens in a window. from here it gives me the option of opening it with gedit, GNU Emacs, Nedit, vi, vim, XEmacs, or other... It shows all the code in it.
Thinking that this isn't the way. i open a terminal and type in :
chmod a+x j2re-1_4_2_03-linux-i586-rpm.bin just like they say.
when i hit enter. nothing happens.
So, i go back to the window. i double click. i choose "open with gedit" and i go down the line with no effect.
Please point me in the right direction. i can follow instructions, i just need to have some definition here. Thanks!