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shadowdevelopment
May 28th, 2009, 01:27 AM
people i am completeley new to ubuntu and linux all together really i was using windows xp sp 2 and i know instaling apps programs and stuff were used by the file system exe.
for instaling most things really

but the thing is with ubuntu is that i know that thweir is different files and not exe. files blocks and i was wondering ios ther any program which anyone has heard of for help with instaling tar.z (realativty) like windows zip files bin script files and so forth or is it that you have to just install the programs and the reason that i askm ios that i have vmware for linux and it tells me that it is a scrip[t file and i cannot and od not want to try anything that to do anything with it until that i know how to excecute it to install and the thing is that i do want to install windows beacuse the hdd is to be used for pratice wi fi cracking ect basic newbie script kiddie stuff or could anyone tell what ubuntu is it that i have to get to install inside windows from downloading the files syetm form cd start up so that the ubuntu instalation starts form network i think that they call it a network book any body with any decent linux knowledge would be very very helpfull

_Purple_
May 28th, 2009, 01:34 AM
Welcome! :)
To unzip a tar.z file, navigate to the directory containing the file and in ubuntu terminal type

tar -xvzf filename.tar.z

To install packages, it is better to use the synaptic package manager (System > Administration > Synaptic package manager) or add/remove (Application > Add/ remove). You can check this link for details:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware

lisati
May 28th, 2009, 01:41 AM
Another common way of installing programs is through the Applications->Add/Remove... menu item. This way is sometimes easier to use while you're finding your way around Ubuntu.

shadowdevelopment
May 28th, 2009, 11:46 AM
Welcome! :)
To unzip a tar.z file, navigate to the directory containing the file and in ubuntu terminal type

tar -xvzf filename.tar.zTo install packages, it is better to use the synaptic package manager (System > Administration > Synaptic package manager) or add/remove (Application > Add/ remove). You can check this link for details:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware

THANKYOU so very much for the reply it has been helpfull i have just looked att he link and i see that it does have all about packages and source and binary file packages which will take a few days you are obviously umbutu literite to be onast i have whiteshark and the likes of tools as i am studying to become a networking tech at the momment and they are handy tools whiteshark i do mean to sniff the data of wireless networks at the momment i am trying but using umbuntu as i am quite new too will be difficult for a while it is just getting used to it and the files system but i think that it is more realiable than xp beacuse the file systems is more adaptable and relaiable i have a few programs but i am at the momment going to read the link as i have started this morning and find it full of knowledge but never the less i would like thankyou for the help and the response to my post you have been very very helpfull and i do wish you many thanks for taking the time to do so it is very much apprecaited really but never the less thankyou and if i have any other questions i will ask and hopefully i will get a reply but good luck with all projects sir or madam and may you have a good day

_Purple_
May 28th, 2009, 01:47 PM
Glad to know that it helped. :) You can always ask questions in the forums or join the IRC support channels of Ubuntu.

Steve_Barker
August 23rd, 2009, 04:46 PM
[QUOTE=_Purple_;7358192]Welcome! :)
To unzip a tar.z file, navigate to the directory containing the file and in ubuntu terminal type

tar -xvzf filename.tar.z

I have looked at tar -help, but have not worked out what the argument for install is? i.e. to add to usr/lib etc.


Could you help please. Thanks.

Steve_Barker
August 23rd, 2009, 04:52 PM
Found it, but not where I expected!