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  1. #11
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    Re: extracting .exe files

    Thanks,
    When I enter the second line of command get

    Error:
    ther is no such archive

    Does the driver need to be in a specific location?

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    Re: extracting .exe files

    Quote Originally Posted by soulresonence View Post
    Thanks,
    When I enter the second line of command get

    Error:
    ther is no such archive

    Does the driver need to be in a specific location?
    Were you in the same directory as the .exe file, and did you use the correct file name? Can you copy & paste the terminal output here?

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    Re: extracting .exe files

    Sorry, but some .exe files are executables, not self-extracting archives. HP is infamous for doing just that with recent printer drivers.
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    Re: extracting .exe files

    sorry for my late response, pasted my terminal output here after entering the commands you gave


    gareth@gareth-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install p7zip-rar
    [sudo] password for gareth:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    p7zip-rar is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 15 not upgraded.
    gareth@gareth-laptop:~$ 7z e Wireless_15.1.1_dx32.exe

    7-Zip 9.04 beta Copyright (c) 1999-2009 Igor Pavlov 2009-05-30
    p7zip Version 9.04 (locale=en_GB.utf8,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,2 CPUs)


    Error:
    there is no such archive
    gareth@gareth-laptop:~$


    I'm the only user on this laptop and the driver is on the dektop. Will I have to sort out permissions, I've been reading about it and and not quite there with that yet!

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    Re: extracting .exe files

    Quote Originally Posted by soulresonence View Post
    Error:
    there is no such archive
    gareth@gareth-laptop:~$

    I'm the only user on this laptop and the driver is on the dektop. Will I have to sort out permissions, I've been reading about it and and not quite there with that yet!
    If the driver is on your desktop, than you need to change to that directory first. It also doesn't hurt to create a temp "container" directory to extract to. Open a terminal, and then do:
    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop
    mkdir driver/
    mv Wireless_15.1.1_dx32.exe driver/
    cd driver/
    7z e Wireless_15.1.1_dx32.exe
    Although, out of curiosity, I googled the driver name you have and downloaded it. When I tried to extract it with 7zip, it didn't give errors, but I also don't see any usable files, like an .inf file, sorry.

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    Re: extracting .exe files

    Sent you a PM...

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