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Old 06-23-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
Robert.Thompson
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Having trouble installing unetbootin...


Hello:

Sorry for this...

I can't seen to come up with the correct command to install my downloaded unetbootin-linux-549 file.

I have tried: 'install', './' and 'sh'. I also tried 'double-clicking' it.

Somehow, I was able to install it on my Slackware Laptop some time ago. Now I am trying to install it on my 64-bit desktop running Slackware 13.37.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 06-23-2011, 01:44 PM   #2
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unetbootin is a 32bit app, so you need to go multilib first (if you haven't already) to run it under 64bit.

after I think this should do:

from a normal user terminal window (under X)
Code:
$ xhost +localhost
$ su -
then
Code:
# file unetbootin-linux-549 
unetbootin-linux-549: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (GNU/Linux), statically linked, stripped
# chmod +x unetbootin-linux-549
# export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0
# ./unetbootin-linux-549
the xhost is to allow connection from localhost to the X display and the export for root is to connect at the first local display: that's because you have to run an X app as root under an X session owned by your user.

it's worth to mention that there are also tools to run directly applications as root that use polkit, like kdesu under kde or (the one I'm using) gksu-polkit (needs vala and libgee).

EDIT: sorry for the question, just curiosity: what do you use unetbootin for?

Last edited by ponce; 06-23-2011 at 01:57 PM. Reason: added notes for *su apps, added question
 
Old 06-23-2011, 02:05 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ponce View Post
unetbootin is a 32bit app, so you need to go multilib first (if you haven't already) to run it under 64bit.
Thanks, Ponce.

I think that 'going multilib' is way over my head.

I read Alien Bob's "multilib packages & build instructions" page and there is just too much stuff that I don't understand or know about - maybe later.

Thanks again for your time.

Marking as 'SOLVED'.
 
Old 06-23-2011, 02:50 PM   #4
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Although the problem is solved, perhaps there is somebody here who is still interested in it: I made a slackware 13.1 package for unetbootin that is to find here:
http://www.dia-tech.net:8080/linux/S...-i486-1SzA.tgz
 
  


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