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Old 10-18-2006, 04:33 AM   #1
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Unhappy Of .rpm and .bin files


sorry i just strted this and I like it but, I have a lot of problems due to ignorance so, here is my first question.
With Ubuntu on an INSPIRON notebook from dell.....
How do I install pakages with extention .rpm or .bin ?
in most cases computer tell me to sign in as root ..what does it mean ? I went to root directory than it can't find the file ....
also one time it said:"sign in as superuser" Well, I am super and I am the user ... hahahahaha !!! What do i make of that ?
I would apreciate any help. I am trying to install Win4LinPro I hope to get rid of any Microsoft products.
Thank you
Old 10-18-2006, 05:24 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2006
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I suggest you to read a guide for Ubuntu-starters, for example in this one you'll find what you look for.

You need to read a bit of documentation before posting, otherwise the discussion gets really difficult

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