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Old 02-25-2004, 09:53 AM   #1
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Selfextracting archive

I've got nvidia selfextracting installation. When I run
sh it decompresses itself into /tmp dir and runs install.
Problem is I need to edit text file 'Makefile' and THEN run the installer.

How can I extract the files without running installation program ? WHat command, I mean ?

And after editing does anyone know how to start installation ? (in my tmp dir I tried typing "nvidia-installer" but it said something like bad command or so... (syntax ? - exec nvidia-installer or ? )
Old 02-25-2004, 10:31 AM   #2
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I suggest you follow the way told in nvidia's readme (which, heh, is in the archive I guess it's in their webpage also..), and use

sh --help

which fills your screen with help on how to work on with the thing.. that should get you going.


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