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Old 10-25-2005, 06:16 PM   #1
lordashraf
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newbie needing little help


I recently got a copy of Architectural desktop... the 1st containsn a .bin file and .cue file

i used "chmod" to make the .bin file excutable, then i use ./*.bin to get the file working... but i got an answer (cannot excute bin file)
how can i get it to work ...

Another thing.....

I downloaded the Wacom (graphier) driver.. I read the "ReadMe" file to follow the instructions, then started with (./configure) and the answer came back like this.....

Code:
[root@localhost linuxwacom-0.6.6]# ./configure

checking for a BSD-compatible install... 
/usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes

checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets 
$(MAKE)... yes

checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... 
no
checking for gcc... 
no
checking for cc... 
no
checking for cc... 
no
checking for cl... 
no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.


And finaly one general question.... since i'm a newbie from windows and totaly fed up with it....
Does any thing really work on Linux ?? cause so far nothing has been working and all i come up is error, errors, and then more errors..

thank u for your time, and replyes, i'm waiting for ur help
 
Old 10-25-2005, 06:34 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ Firstly, you seem not to have a compiler installed on your system, you need one of those to install almost anything. Which distribution of Linux are you using? That will help us to help you.

And yes, things do work on Linux, they just take a little more thought than in Windows.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 06:37 PM   #3
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Hi.

Try running `file' on the bin file, like this:
Code:
$ file <the name>.bin
to check its format.

For your second question, configure tells you the answer: you need a C compiler, like gcc. Install it the way you prefer (I don't know which distro you use, so I can't be specific).

Suposse for the sake of the argument that things didn't work on GNU/Linux. Would it be able to attract ~30M users? Would Mandriva/SuSE/RH still be in business? Would this forum even exist?

Yes, GNU/Linux works. However, you have to work with it (in the sense of not working against it). Don't assume that GNU/Linux and windows works alike.

I suggest you read this: http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

hth --Jonas
 
Old 10-26-2005, 05:18 PM   #4
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My Linux distro.... I totaly forgot to mention that, I'm very sorry,

I'm using RedHat 9....


Thank you "XavierP" for your help, I'll try the compiler thing, I read a couple of names in tutorials that I found here on LQ. I'll give it a shot,

Thank you "jonaskoelker" for your support and help, Getting to think about linux, I belive it's a very helpful and mighty OS for those who know how to really use it, but as a Newbie, I can tell u that it's a bit hard to start, I've been doing so many readings about it and don't have any troubles reading more and more, but it's still a bit hard to me to start.

Anyways, I'll follow your instructions and let u know if anything new comes up.
Once again I'm very thankful for your help, ur time, and ur support
 
Old 10-27-2005, 07:41 AM   #5
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AFAIK, RH 9 isn't brand spanking new anymore--you may want to consider upgrading to Fedora Core {3, 4}. I don't know enough about RHs distros, though.

If you go to `My LQ' -> `Edit profile', there's a field called `Distro'. Entering your distro there will save you from typing it in again and again (or forgetting it).

hth --Jonas
 
Old 10-29-2005, 09:11 PM   #6
lordashraf
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hello again ¨jonaskoelker¨

I tried
Code:
 $ file <file name>.bin
it said (Data)... how can I change that to an excutable file ?

also thanx about the LQ profile not, I added my distro, as u recommended.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 04:08 AM   #7
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First Welcome to the forums from egypt ;-)

you should first install gcc from the package manager of your distro
 
Old 10-30-2005, 08:32 AM   #8
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ashraf clearly said he got a cue wtih it also...the bin file is a cd image,not an excecutable
try mounting the cue file(or bin file) as a cd image and find the installer in that

for the 2nd prob...u have to install gcc
 
Old 11-01-2005, 11:53 PM   #9
lordashraf
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hello "Heema" (fellow egyptian ) hello "nukeu666" thank u for the reply..
I finaly installed gcc... took me a while to figure how to get it done, but I did it at the end.
then I tried installing the Wacom driver, but got another error..but it's ok.. i think I have to recopile my Kernel, so i got some tutorials about that, and I'll try working on it.

As for mounting the bin file as a CD Image, I totaly failed to do that.
I tried mountinig it by using
Code:
 $ mkdir file
$ mount foo.bin /mnt/file
it said that this file is not a block device and cannot be mounted...

I hope u would help me with mounting images, and wish me luck with compiling kernel for the 1st time in my life.

One last thing..
On this forum i've had so many wonderful answers for my questions.. we'll i've been doing those newbie books and they talked about nothing related to the troubles i faced or the answeres i recived... I'm working on the adminstration guide these days, but so far it is still not much help... so how did u guyz learn all that... ?? is there a good way , fast way,or good reding that any of you would recomend ??

once again , i'm very thankful for your help , support and your time.
 
Old 11-02-2005, 09:56 AM   #10
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if you want to mount a bin file then you have to have CDemu installed

http://cdemu.sourceforge.net/
 
  


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