Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: I just bought Linux for Windows but I don't know how to install

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    California
    Beans
    186
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

    I just bought Linux for Windows but I don't know how to install

    HI everyone,

    I have the Spss 16 for Linux, but I dont' even know how to do the basic installation. Do I click on a certain file? I tried following the instructions on the install pdf for ocdb... but yeah. I don't get it. I tried looking, I tried reading, I know I'm a newb, but I did try for the last day to install it on my own before asking for help.

    So, can someone help me but explaining how to install the program? I did find the post on how to fix the problems once installed, i'm just trying to do a basic install first.

    thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    California
    Beans
    186
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

    Re: I just bought Linux for Windows but I don't know how to install

    I'm using Ubuntu (the newest one)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Albany, NY
    Beans
    828
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: I just bought Linux for Windows but I don't know how to install

    If you look in this forum, there is a thread on installing SPSS 16 on Ubuntu.

    Disclaimer: I have never installed SPSS (any version) on Linux.

    But, the first question seems pretty obvious. When you pop the CD into the CD-ROM, what do you see? In other words, I want to know what is on the CD, such as the files, directory structure, etc. I'm sure it's not too hard.
    Please Insert Funny Statement Here.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    California
    Beans
    186
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

    Re: I just bought Linux for Windows but I don't know how to install

    Well I did find directions.. but it asks me to change the directory (the directions are to use a terminal). I don't know how to change the terminal. It also said you can copy the .bin file locally then change it's permission to executable so I tried that. I copied the bin file to my desktop, right clicked it, set it to executable. But then it ubuntu say that the file format is not recognized. Any ideas?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    California
    Beans
    186
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

    Re: I just bought Linux for Windows but I don't know how to install

    Ok, I figured how to change the directory to the cdrom... the install guide says to type in "./setup.bin" but it doesnt work. The cd does have a file with that name... so i'm not sure why it's not working.

    -Laptop:/$ cd cdrom
    -Laptop:/cdrom$ ./setup.bin
    bash: ./setup.bin: No such file or directory
    -Laptop:/cdrom$ /setup.bin
    bash: /setup.bin: No such file or directory
    -Laptop:/cdrom$ /setup.bin
    bash: /setup.bin: No such file or directory
    -Laptop:/cdrom$ setup.bin
    bash: setup.bin: command not found
    -Laptop:/cdrom$ ./setup.bin
    bash: ./setup.bin: No such file or directory
    -Laptop:/cdrom$

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    SATA1 block 3054 sector 4
    Beans
    466
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: I just bought Linux for Windows but I don't know how to install

    Quote Originally Posted by shateredsoul View Post
    Well I did find directions.. but it asks me to change the directory (the directions are to use a terminal). I don't know how to change the terminal. It also said you can copy the .bin file locally then change it's permission to executable so I tried that. I copied the bin file to my desktop, right clicked it, set it to executable. But then it ubuntu say that the file format is not recognized. Any ideas?
    Right click the file and rename it to something you can remember, without spaces, and keep the .bin. Make sure you have permissions to it ( right click, properties, permissions tab). Then, click Applications >> Accessories >> Terminal. Type "cd ~/Destop" without quotes. Then, type "sudo" without quotes and then the name of the file with the .bin part.


    EDIT: copy the files to your desktop first.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    SATA1 block 3054 sector 4
    Beans
    466
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: I just bought Linux for Windows but I don't know how to install

    I see. Try running it from the cdrom but like this:

    setup.bin

    instead of

    ./setup.bin


    This confuses me and I haven't seen it before. I have only seen:

    ./configure

    with the ./ part and no .bin. Odd... Who makes this software anyway? Just curious..

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    California
    Beans
    186
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

    Re: I just bought Linux for Windows but I don't know how to install

    thanks everyone it worked... tooks sooo long

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •