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    Default How on earth do I run exacutables.

    For the last 3 hours I have been trying to get Wii BAckup Fusion to run on my Computer. This was made for linux and is in the form of an exacutable file.

    I marked it as exacutable and it won't bloody open. this isn't the first time. I have been using the system 6 months now and have NEVER been able to open one.

    I am swapping back to Ubuntu this weekend because the OS has caused me nothing but stress since I got it, but until then I really need this sorted.

    Please How can I fix this?

    edit: it has a start.sh file is that something can I run that?

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    Default Re: How on earth do I run exacutables.

    On 06/26/2012 08:26 PM, Jfreed12 wrote:
    >
    > For the last 3 hours I have been trying to get Wii BAckup Fusion to run
    > on my Computer. This was made for linux and is in the form of an
    > exacutable file.
    >
    > I marked it as exacutable and it won't bloody open. this isn't the
    > first time. I have been using the system 6 months now and have NEVER
    > been able to open one.
    >
    > How can I fix this?


    Show the permissions on the file.

    Are you running it from a GUI or a command prompt? What command are you
    using to try to run it? Post the output when you do.

    ....Kevin
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    Default Re: How on earth do I run exacutables.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jfreed12
    For the last 3 hours I have been trying to get Wii BAckup Fusion to run
    on my Computer. This was made for linux and is in the form of an
    exacutable file.

    I marked it as exacutable and it won't bloody open. this isn't the
    first time. I have been using the system 6 months now and have NEVER
    been able to open one.

    How can I fix this?

    Hi
    As your user in a terminal with a copy of the downloaded tarball;
    Code:
    tar xjf WiiBaFu-1.1-Linux.tar.bz2
    cd WiiBaFu-1.1-Linux/
    chmod 755 start.sh
    ../start.sh
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    Default Re: How on earth do I run exacutables.

    My Permissions - imgur: the simple image sharer
    I am just trying to open with Dolphin.

    How can I try with command?

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    Default Re: How on earth do I run exacutables.

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    As your user in a terminal with a copy of the downloaded tarball;
    Code:
    tar xjf WiiBaFu-1.1-Linux.tar.bz2
    cd WiiBaFu-1.1-Linux/
    chmod 755 start.sh
    ../start.sh
    --
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel 3.0.34-0.7-default
    up 9:49, 3 users, load average: 0.45, 0.43, 0.39
    CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU
    http://i.imgur.com/mqvLp.png?1 I received that

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    Default Re: How on earth do I run exacutables.

    On 06/27/2012 07:06 AM, Jfreed12 wrote:
    >
    > http://i.imgur.com/mqvLp.png?1 I received that


    you must be *in* the directory where the tarball is, OR give the full
    path to where it is...that is, and i *assume* you downloaded it to your
    "Download" directory, first go to that directory with

    Code:
    cd /home/avishek/Download
    and THEN follow Malcolm's prescription

    otherwise you would have to tell where the action needs to be done, by
    including the *full path*, like:

    Code:
    tar xjf /home/avishek/Download/WiiBaFu-1.1-Linux.tar.bz2
    cd /home/avishek/Download/WiiBaFu-1.1-Linux/
    chmod 755 start.sh
    ../start.sh
    --
    dd


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    Default Re: How on earth do I run exacutables.

    Issue still persists http://i.imgur.com/UTpXC.png?1

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    dd@home.dk NNTP User

    Default Re: How on earth do I run exacutables.

    On 06/27/2012 10:16 AM, Jfreed12 wrote:
    >
    > Issue still persists http://i.imgur.com/UTpXC.png?1
    >
    >


    no, now the issue has changed...

    now it is saying it can't find a file named "../start.sh" and the reason
    is that you have one too many dots!

    dots that do NOT exist in the instructions Malcolm gave you...he said

    Code:
    ../start.sh
    with *one* dot..

    yes, so little can must SUCH a difference!

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    Default Re: How on earth do I run exacutables.

    instead, try ./start.sh
    and not ../start.sh

    Short Explainer:

    ../ means "go up one directory".
    ./ means "in this, current directory".

    so, ../start.sh says: "go up one directory, and execute the file named 'start.sh'"
    and ./start.sh says: "execute a file name 'start.sh' which is in the directory I am currently in"
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    Default Re: How on earth do I run exacutables.

    On 2012-06-27 11:06, weighty foe wrote:

    > Short Explainer:
    >
    > ./ means "go up one directory".
    > / means "in this, current directory".


    I assume you meant:

    Code:
    ../ means "go up one directory".
    ./ means "in this, current directory".
    Because

    Code:
    /
    means in the root directory.

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