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April 9th, 2009, 08:07 PM
Hello everyone. I tried installing google earth on my computer that is now running on only kubuntu (before I was running both ubuntu and kubuntu) and it came in a .bin file. I googled it and google said it is usually the same as a .iso file. I dont really want to waste a cd so I decided to ask the forum whether I should mount it like an iso or if there was a terminal command I could use to install it. Thanks.

finer recliner
April 9th, 2009, 08:12 PM
you need to give the downloaded file execute permissions (this is a security feature)

chmod u+x googleearth.bin (edit if i got the filename wrong)

then double click :)

April 9th, 2009, 11:03 PM
Yeah the file name is "GoogleEarthLinux.bin" and it is on the desktop registry so I assume I have to type "cd Desktop" before doing that.

April 9th, 2009, 11:16 PM
cd ~/Desktop
chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin

April 9th, 2009, 11:26 PM
Thank you sir. It works perfectly.:)

April 20th, 2009, 07:42 PM
Easy how-to here: