How do i install in Linux?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers How do i install in Linux?
# 1  
Old 10-07-2002
Question How do i install in Linux?

I'm new to Linux & Unix in general. I have a system running Windows XP & i have a Linux RedHat 7.0 guest OS running in a Virtual Machine (VMware 3.0) now, i have to install the VMware tools for the Linux OS but i don't know how to install anything in Linux. How do i go about it? (i already have the files in the temp folder & i have untared it)

Note: the install file has a *.pl extension
# 2  
Old 10-07-2002
first look at the README file, do waht that says, also look for a text file named INSTALL, if you are not sure if it is an executable just use less, type less filename to read the text file, you will know if it is code or binary in which it will tell you if it is a binary file and ask you to proceed, just hit no. the install program can be run by just typingthe name of the file, if that dosnt work , type ./
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

9 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Linux

Linux install

hi i am new with linux. i have installed fedora 16 for my application to running ROMS model. in ROMS site has written that: there are one way to provide the location for the NetCDF files (and optional HDF5 library). If you are always going to be using the same compiler on each system, you can... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: komijani
1 Replies

2. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Install library in linux

Hello, I try to install a library (BLCR) on Ubuntu , i'd like to install it on two machines. This library has a respository named blcr-build , i have this rep in /home/user1 in machine1 and in /home/user2 in machine2. When can i store this repository of the library so i will have the same path... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: chercheur857
1 Replies

3. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Linux column(1) from util-linux-ng for Solaris? Which *.pkg to install?

Hi On Linux systems there is a command called "column". column - columnate lists Synopsis column -tx] -c columns] -s sep] file ...] Description The column utility formats its input into multiple columns. Rows are filled before columns. Input is taken from file operands, or,... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: slashdotweenie
3 Replies

4. AIX

Linux install from NIM

Has anyone ever done this and is it easy to do with SLES9/10? All I can find so far is this link Can you still use all the feature of autoyast etc? TIA. (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: backslash
1 Replies

5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

How can i install Linux????

I use windows Xp, and I am going to format my HD and make some partitions.. I want to have windows Xp and Linux installed in diferent partions. I want it so when my computer boots, I can choose which OS I would like to load. I have never installed or used Linux. so I would like to know if... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: vit8484
3 Replies

6. Linux

How to Install Linux

Hi there!!! I'm new to unix n linux .....i want to learn Linux....I heard that loading Linux u must have high sys config ...Current i've a sys with Win 98.... My system configuration: Intel Pentium III (800 MHz) RAM 64MB HDD 9GB free space in E:\ Current OS windows 98 Could u suggest me... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: visix
2 Replies

7. Linux

i want some help@install linux

but where can i download some ebooks about linux howto? i am a newcomer. thank you in advance :-) (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: A8harrying
3 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

trying to install linux

I am presently trying to install linux on my machine that is already running Win XP. I have tried several different versions. I began with a Mandrake Linux installation cd. I could not bring up the graphical installer so I proceeded with the text installer. Somehow I managed to partition my hard... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: bobotoes
6 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

linux install

I just recently installed Redhat linux 7.3 on an old machine and had a question. I had some problems installing and traced them to my sound card. Not wanting to waste time, I selected the smallest download possible (without doing a custom install). I didn't install any of the four optional packages... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: elpinchegringo
4 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question