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Old 06-10-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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Have installed Tryton from Ubuntu 12.04 software center -- now what?


I would like to make a clean break from Windows and the only thing preventing me from doing so is Quickbooks Pro -- which I use for my business. I am attempting to install Tryton to see if I can migrate my accounting package.
I have installed all of the modules found in the Ubuntu software center, but have stalled there. I attempted to follow the instructions on Tryton website for "Setup and Start" but got nowhere.
Setup a Database and User System

$ sudo su postgres -c "createuser --createdb --no-adduser -P tryton"
$ sudo useradd tryton
came back as bad command.
I am hoping someone can provide a newbie some clear steps to follow to begin to use Tryton to see if it would be a suitable alternative for Quickbooks Pro.
Thanks.
 
Old 06-10-2013, 09:18 PM   #2
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Have you tried: sudo adduser tryton? See the link below:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/27713...user-privilege
 
Old 06-10-2013, 09:28 PM   #3
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If you find tryton just doesn't cut it for you can always dual boot or run Windows and QB in a virtual machine.

Of course, the ideal outcome is that tryton does the trick and you can go all Linux :-D
 
Old 06-11-2013, 12:35 AM   #4
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Not advertising but if you can't do in wine or VB isn't an option I found this.
http://www.codeweavers.com/store/
 
Old 06-11-2013, 02:21 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies...
Just to make sure I understand what I am supposed to do next, to be able to open and use the software which has been installed through the Ubuntu Software Center -- according to the Tryton website, I need to:
"Setup a Database and User System" -- correct?

If so, below is the code which they provided, and I ran in the terminal...

$ sudo su postgres -c "createuser --createdb --no-adduser -P tryton"
$ sudo useradd tryton

So Yancek, in answer to your question, yes. But the response was "Bad Command."

I am very new to Linux, so I am not at all sure about the steps to go from "installed" software to opening it, and using it. Some sort of overview of the steps involved would be great.

Shane -- I have both operating systems installed on the same computer, but I'm not sure what you mean by "dual boot," in order for me to use windows I need to shut down and restart, but I guess you are saying something different?

Thanks.
 
Old 06-11-2013, 11:49 AM   #6
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Hi JG,

It sounds like you already have a dual boot setup- that's where you can choose between Windows and Linux when you turn the computer on.

By contrast, using a virtual machine is where you run another operating system inside of Linux (or Windows). If you're curious, check out virtualbox.

If you were to use Wine, you'd be running a Windows application inside Linux without Windows itself.

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As for starting an application after installing it. Most of the time it will add itself to your programs list under your windows manager's menu. If not, type the name of the application in the run window or on the command line and hit enter.
 
  


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