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    Installing *.bin files


    I downloaded GoogleEarthLinux and have the .bin file. How do I install it on my Ubuntu ??

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    See the section on .BIN and .SH files in the tutorial below:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...are-linux.html
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    This is what happens when I try to install. Any other ideas? Do appreciate your help so far tho. -BOB-



    root@bob-desktop:~# chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    chmod: cannot access `GoogleEarthLinux.bin': No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:~# cd /home
    root@bob-desktop:/home# chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    chmod: cannot access `GoogleEarthLinux.bin': No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:/home# cd ..
    root@bob-desktop:/# chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    chmod: cannot access `GoogleEarthLinux.bin': No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:/# chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    chmod: cannot access `GoogleEarthLinux.bin': No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:/# ./GoogkeEarthLinux.bin
    -bash: ./GoogkeEarthLinux.bin: No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:/# cd /home/bob/desktop
    root@bob-desktop:/home/bob/desktop# chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    chmod: cannot access `GoogleEarthLinux.bin': No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:/home/bob/desktop# ./GoogkeEarthLinux.bin
    -bash: ./GoogkeEarthLinux.bin: No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:/home/bob/desktop# chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    chmod: cannot access `GoogleEarthLinux.bin': No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:/home/bob/desktop#

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert L. Duff View Post
    This is what happens when I try to install. Any other ideas? Do appreciate your help so far tho. -BOB-



    root@bob-desktop:~# chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    chmod: cannot access `GoogleEarthLinux.bin': No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:~# cd /home
    root@bob-desktop:/home# chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    chmod: cannot access `GoogleEarthLinux.bin': No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:/home# cd ..
    root@bob-desktop:/# chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    chmod: cannot access `GoogleEarthLinux.bin': No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:/# chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    chmod: cannot access `GoogleEarthLinux.bin': No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:/# ./GoogkeEarthLinux.bin
    -bash: ./GoogkeEarthLinux.bin: No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:/# cd /home/bob/desktop
    root@bob-desktop:/home/bob/desktop# chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    chmod: cannot access `GoogleEarthLinux.bin': No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:/home/bob/desktop# ./GoogkeEarthLinux.bin
    -bash: ./GoogkeEarthLinux.bin: No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:/home/bob/desktop# chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    chmod: cannot access `GoogleEarthLinux.bin': No such file or directory
    root@bob-desktop:/home/bob/desktop#
    Is the file named literally "GoogleEarthLinux.bin" (it's case sensitive) and does it exist in the /home/bob/desktop directory? To list the available files type ls.
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    Yes - is spelled correctly and does exist on desktop - it just appears that I cannot find it. -BOB-

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    You don't have to be root to use chmod. Have you tried doing it as a regular user?
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    Nope, but I will!

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    This is what I end up with. GoogleEarthLinux.bin is on my desktop. Should I go as superuser??? Thanks -BOB-


    bob@bob-desktop:~$ +X GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    bash: +X: command not found
    bob@bob-desktop:~$ GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    bash: GoogleEarthLinux.bin: command not found
    bob@bob-desktop:~$ ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    bash: ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin: No such file or directory
    bob@bob-desktop:~$

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert L. Duff View Post
    This is what I end up with. GoogleEarthLinux.bin is on my desktop. Should I go as superuser??? Thanks -BOB-


    bob@bob-desktop:~$ +X GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    bash: +X: command not found
    bob@bob-desktop:~$ GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    bash: GoogleEarthLinux.bin: command not found
    bob@bob-desktop:~$ ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    bash: ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin: No such file or directory
    bob@bob-desktop:~$
    I'm quite confused as to why the file doesn't seem to show up, but in the line you're missing the actual command. It should be chmod +x, not just the +x by itself. That's like telling someone "Open the door" but only saying "the door."

    Can you navigate to your desktop directory and print out the results of the ls command? (That's lowercase LS.)
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    When I run ls as root I get the following - what is wrong???

    root@bob-desktop:~# ls
    GoogleEarthLinux. MFC3360C
    root@bob-desktop:~#


    This is not as root:

    bob@bob-desktop:~$ ls
    2009-01-27_13.00.01.708659.bob-desktop.ful mfc3360c
    2009-03-11_16.57.20.815611.bob-desktop.ful Music
    2009-03-12_08.20.27.719525.bob-desktop.inc PDF
    Bliss.bmp Photos
    desktop Pictures
    Desktop Public
    Documents Templates
    Epsonstylus CX7400.txt Trial run on linux\.ogv
    Examples troubleshoot.txt
    Firefox_wallpaper.png Videos
    LimeWire
    bob@bob-desktop:~$

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