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Old 12-06-2004, 06:52 PM   #1
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Angry Please Read Many Question Total Linux Noob CAn't install progrram thats me!!!!!!!!!!!

I am very smart about technology. I have just recently installed linux of coours being the smartest person in all of my family i can get help from them so i will need help over the internet. I just installed mandrake 10.1 i couldnt get the internet to work but then i did.

So here is the big question.

Im tring to download limewire but i dont know which place to save it to or how to install it. After memorizing windows for 6 years i knew every thing about it. But i dont know how to install the bin or where to install it.


1. Are almost all installing files bin???
2. How do I install a bin???
3. Where do I save the bin to???
4. How do I run the program after???
5. Also is there an eBook I can donwload and put on my PDA eBook read that will help me with Mandrakelinux 10.1???
Old 12-06-2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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Hi Freak,

.bin files usually are self-decompressing files. What does "file foobar.bin" tell you, where foobar.bin is the name of your file? If it says executable binary or something to that effect, move the file to /tmp and execute the file to unpack its contents. You may also find that it is an installer. In any case, it is best to run it in an X server terminal such as gnome-terminal or konsole.

Limewire should hang their heads in shame for not providing more information on their site. I recommend you try Apollon, which will let you access the same network, and has a decent installer, and a large linux user base. The documentation for Apollon is also definitely superior:

You want this installer:

Execute the downloaded file (i.e. "./" in a terminal window) to install.


Old 12-06-2004, 08:24 PM   #3
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OK thanks for the program i downloaded it numerous times. But I stilll dont know really how to install it or open it. IF bin is self executable how do you do it. When i save it i save it to home/administrator/ or sometimes /autosave how do you run it or the installer. There are alt of questions i need but these will do for now.And alsoit would be easier over msn or the phone. Becasue i really need this to work. Also does Mandrake only work on amd 64 processors? And try to explain it like im a huge noob even though im smart at window. CAn you tell me step by step how to do it??? im a If you could explian it step by step (like you click on the starr then home the you right click) like that. that would be GREATLY APPRICIATED!!!!!!!!!!!! AND I MEAN GREATLY APPRICATED!!!!
Old 12-07-2004, 10:34 AM   #4
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It should be as easy as
1. Start a terminal
2. cd to where oyu dowloaded the file.
3. ./<name of file here.bin>
Old 12-07-2004, 10:59 AM   #5
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Please don't boast your intelligence when spelling and grammar seem to be so difficult. No one wants to hear that kind of thing anyway.

Goodluck in your linux adventure. It's a good os to learn how a computer really works.
Old 12-07-2004, 05:07 PM   #6
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bash [filename].bin

No brackets.

By the way, please - as little talking as possible.
Old 12-09-2004, 08:15 PM   #7
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Ok When i run the terminal it saves as limewirelinux.bin on desktop thats what it says when i go run command then options tehn check off run as a terminal it says no such file name
What does that mean?
Old 12-09-2004, 11:06 PM   #8
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Since you're very new in this, try to keep it simple.
Limewire uses the same network as gtk-gnutella.
Gtk-Gnutella has an easy installer and is faster anyway.

Once you'll get a little more comfortable with linux, try giFT.

PS: Please do change your childish signature.
Old 12-10-2004, 01:01 AM   #9
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i learned windows when i was 7..took me until i was about 9 to learn most of windows and dos, please don't brag about something so stupid. alot of people here are masters of both OS's but you don't hear them bragging. I don't know why they even attempted to help you. BTW im 18 now..not 10 or anything lol.


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