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I am trying to install AIM...i have no idea how...and why cant i access my file:/... directory? and what is this root thing??? somone please help me out!!!!...
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    Sombody Pleez Help me!!!


    I am trying to install AIM...i have no idea how...and why cant i access my file:/... directory? and what is this root thing??? somone please help me out!!!!

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    You don't have the permissions to access / since you are only a user you can only access /home/username.

    To write you / you must be root, who is the all powerful superuser.

    You are not advised to login as root since thia can be VERY dangerouse. But you can run as root from your terminal by typeing
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    su - 
    [rootpassword when prompted]
    and then try and install it;

    hope this helps;

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    Im still lost whats a termanal? is it that black window that kinda looks like MS dos?? if yes i type in su - and then my pass and it says [root@localhost root]#

    then what do i do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjcube
    Im still lost whats a termanal? is it that black window that kinda looks like MS dos?? if yes i type in su - and then my pass and it says [root@localhost root]#

    then what do i do?
    Yes thats right, I'm not sure how to install AIM, but if it is a .bin file do the following:
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    cd /path/to/download
    chmod +x AIM.bin
    ./AIM.bin
    relpace /path/to/download with the path to were you downloaded AIM, and relpace AIM.bin with the name of the aim download.

    If it is not a .bin file have a look at this tutorial on installing http://www.linuxforums.org/tutorials...ial-19957.html

    And also look at the README or INSTALL fies within the download.

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