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Old 05-11-2011, 06:58 AM   #1
Upendra Pratap Singh
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Question trouble using archive manager

I have certain software belonging to Windows operating system present on my system.
When ever I try to run the executable files(of corresponding software) in the Linux environment I get the message:

Archive: /media/7CCAE964CAE91B62/SOFTWARES/Nokia_PC_Suite_eng_web.exe
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /media/7CCAE964CAE91B62/SOFTWARES/Nokia_PC_Suite_eng_web.exe or
/media/7CCAE964CAE91B62/SOFTWARES/, and cannot find /media/7CCAE964CAE91B62/SOFTWARES/Nokia_PC_Suite_eng_web.exe.ZIP, period.

This is just a sample of what happens when I try to run any executable files(Nokia_PC_Suite_eng web.exe in this case).

Right now, I am having Linux Mint version 10 operating system installed on my operating system.
Old 05-11-2011, 07:11 AM   #2
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Windows software does not run (natively) in Linux.

You need to install 'wine' and run the exe from within wine. I think your mileage might vary; the only time I tried to use something in wine, it failed; I guess it depends on the software.
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Wine is an elegant solution for applications that comprise a single executable. Applications that require registry entries, dll libs, and make non-standard calls to windows resources tend not to work well on Linux.

What you are doing is a bit like dropping a ford engine into your vw and wondering why it does not fit.

Depending upon the software and what you really want it to do, you may want to install virtualization (VirtualBox or VMware) and load a windows virtual machine. In that, all windows software will run as it should.


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