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#1 Uraiser

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:11 AM

Im currently running Yellow Dog linux on my Playstation 3, so far everything runs great. Im not expecting it to be a full blown computer, but something I can mess around with and learn linux a little bit better. Im trying to install a few programs, I've used what little bit of DOS/CMD prompt to install things in the terminal, My files are defaulted to the desktop when downloaded, so I
cd desktop
, takes me to the desktop.

I keep getting "No such file or directory" with the tar command, I tried
tar xvzf FF.tar.gz
, gives me a list of errors, and says file does not exist.

With the gunzip command, I did
gunzip /desktop/FF.tar.gz
Still says file or directory does not exist, and Im looking right at it.. All I want to do is update firefox, and install qemu to run .exe files. Can anyone help a newbie to linux?


*EDIT

I just realized that the default line in the terminal is my home folder, so I successfully uncompressed my FF folder, Im stuck with a .tar now, and dont know what to do..

Edited by Uraiser, 15 March 2007 - 02:38 AM.


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#2 groovicus

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 11:19 AM

Are you following the instructions from Firefox?
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/relea....5.html#install

You need to start over because if you do it right, (untar it), you will not be stuck with a .tar folder. :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 12:47 PM

Groovicus, Thanks for your reply. Im not just trying to install Firefox, but I will follow said instructions to see where that gets me. Would I do the same thing for other files as well?

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 01:23 PM

It depends on the format, but that is how one untars a file. Try following the instructions, and if you get stuck, just post back and one of us should be able to help you get through it.

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 01:32 PM

I'll make sure too, hey thanks.

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 02:45 AM

It is case sensative, be sure and get it exactly right.
If someone tells you to su rm -rf /
DON'T DO IT!!!!
Be in the know, Bash smart!

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:52 PM

I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but alot of programs haven't been made for the PS3 architecture yet. The architecture for the PS3 is PPC-64, and not many programs have been released for it yet, since it's new and nothing else really uses it.
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