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Old 06-24-2004, 01:04 AM   #1
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help???


hi

Can anybody tell me why if i need all 4 Fedora Core 2 disks to intall the whole OS, i intalled it only using the first two and it worked so i was just wondering what the other two are used for?

and another quick question:
how do i run an .exe file......


thanks a lot!!!
 
Old 06-24-2004, 01:16 AM   #2
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I can't answer the first one as I'm not familiar with Fedora.

Linux isn't like Windows in that .exe files are executable, but rather any file can be set as executable with the chmod command. If you're talking about running a Windows .exe file, that can't be run directly in Linux and you'll need a program like wine. If you're talking about simply executing a file in Linux, cd to the directory where the program is and type
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./PROGRAM-NAME
Or, if the program is in your path (type echo $PATH to find out), you can just type the program name itself without the "./"
 
Old 06-24-2004, 01:18 AM   #3
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When you ran the installer, you selected options for what to install. Those other CDs have more software on them that simply wasn't selected. They may also have documentation of other, less frequently needed packages.

Assuming you mean you want to run a .exe from windows-based software, the short answer to your question is: you can't. Windows programs will not run natively on Linux.

The long answer: You can download some software called "wine" and install it. Wine allows you to run some Windows programs in Linux. Check you CDs to see if Wine is included. It may be as simple as using Fedora's equivalent to "Add/Remove Programs" (located in the System Settings menu for my system). Otherwise, you'll need to download and install the software, and that can be an adventure of its own.
 
Old 06-24-2004, 01:51 AM   #4
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ok thanks for all the help guys...ill try looking for the wime prog and see what happens from there on
 
Old 06-24-2004, 04:03 AM   #5
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In future Sagem, could you please use thread titles which actually describe your problem "Help??" gives us no information whatsoever.
 
Old 06-24-2004, 04:10 AM   #6
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well sorry G....
i tried to find the wine program but with no luck, can anybody plz direct me to a place where i can download it from

thanks
 
Old 06-24-2004, 04:44 AM   #7
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Right here
 
Old 06-24-2004, 04:59 AM   #8
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yep cool, thanks for replying so fast.
i downlaoded the latest version and it has an extension .rpm
how do i use this file, (i am a total newb to linux so i kno notin)
 
Old 06-24-2004, 05:13 AM   #9
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You install rpm files with (you guessed it) the rpm command.
* side note: if you ever need information regarding a command, type man command_name at the console (for example: man rpm, or even man man)

In short, to install wine from the package, issue this command: rpm -i filename.rpm

You might be interested in some of the options listed in the man pages, possibly "--test".

Now you'll have to configure the wine setup. You'll definitely need to do some reading for that. I don't use wine, so I can't offer much help in that department. There is plenty of documentation at the Wine webpage from earlier, and a number of wine-configuration threads on the forum to search for if you run into problems.
 
Old 06-24-2004, 05:15 AM   #10
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ok, sweet, thanks a lot for all the help man
 
Old 06-24-2004, 04:00 PM   #11
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And I don't know what you're trying to do, but I'd suggest looking around for a Linux program that will do the same thing as the Windows one you're trying to run. Other than games, there really is a good (or better) equivalent for most anything you'd want to do, and it's much easier to install a Linux program than go through headaches trying to get it to work under wine.
 
  


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