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Old 04-29-2005, 01:24 PM   #1
TheGigady
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Total n00b, install probs


No, im not trying to install Linux to my HD, I already did that, I have no idea how to propery use .bin or .run files, I wanted to udate my NVIDIA card and install Limewire for linux, they come in ,bin and .run files, I have no earthyly idea how to uses these files, I am used to click and install (**** YOU WINDOWS). Could someone pls explain, in plain english, how to do this.
Im using Knoppix 3.8
Toshiba Satellite Pro
512MB RAM
GO5200 GeForce
P4 HT 3.8GHz

Last edited by TheGigady; 04-29-2005 at 01:43 PM.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 01:32 PM   #2
tangle
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First, log in as root
su
enter root password

Second, change to the directory the files are in.
cd /[path to the files]

Third, check the permissions of the files to make sure they are executable. Should say xrw----- or something like that, the x is what you want to see.
ls -l

Foruth, if they are not executable, make them so
chmod 755 [name of the file]

Fifth, execute it (the ./ is only needed if you are in the same directory as the file. If not type the path and the name of the file to execute it)
./[name of the file]

This is all at the command line. Do not include the brackets. Also edit your post and remove the bad language, it is against the rules.

Last edited by tangle; 04-29-2005 at 01:34 PM.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 01:43 PM   #3
TheGigady
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Thanks man, I was up all night googling an answer to this, sorry about the lang, I fixed it
 
Old 04-29-2005, 01:47 PM   #4
tangle
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There is are some tutorials on this site that are good and pretty easy to follow. Look here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/answers.php. You might find them useful is you are just beginning Linux and as you get to know it too.
 
  


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