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I no nothing about Linux, i downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 to try and fix my machine whenever i try and download something i get this error "An error cccurred while loading the archive" Can anyone help?
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by:rindi
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I don't understand what you mean. What are you trying to fix on your PC? Why are you trying to use Ubuntu for that (there are special distro's that are better suited to fix PC's than Ubuntu, which is more useful as a full-blown OS)? At what point do you get the error you get above?
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by:Jelcin
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Hello Vast41, please could you describe a little bit more in detail...
I assume you are downloading something with your browser from the Internet?
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by:Vast41
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Rindi, Jelcin disregard the fixing the pc part. I have Ubuntu installed and working on my machine, but every time i try and dowload something whether i am saving it to desktop, or opening on the spot, i get a message in the archive manager stating
 "An error cccurred while loading the archive" preventing me from opening or running the downloaded file.

Please tell me the part you don't understand?
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by:Vast41
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The broswer i am using is Firefox 3.6.13

Mozillia Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0
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by:torimar
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I suppose this is not simply "something" you are downloading, it's programs/applications you wish to install. You try to install them like it's done in Windows.

But that is not how you do it in Ubuntu/Linux: you generally use a package manager. Apart from that, there are several more manual ways of installing which I should not recommend to a newcomer.

All methods of installing software in Ubuntu are described in detail here:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware
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by:Vast41
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When I mean "something" i mean exe files and other applications that you can download with windows. I read your link thanks and it does not cover .exe files for example I was trying to download the "Crucial System Scanner tool" from
http://www.crucial.com/ it will not allow me to. So I guess since your the only one responding I suppose the answer to my question is it cannot be done.
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by:dbrunton
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You are trying to download a Windows executable onto a Linux system.

The file should actually download for you and save on disk.  (I presume you are running Ubuntu from hard disk).  However you won't be able to run it as it is designed to run on Windows.
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by:Vast41
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Yes Dbrunton I can get it saved but not to run...so my answer is it cannot be done correct sir? That is run the executable on Linux systems?
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Yes, you can't run the executable on Linux systems.

It is a Windows executable and they don't run on Linux systems.  See caveat below.

(Note it is technically possible but that requires setting up a lot of stuff to make it work.   Either a Virtual Machine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_machine or Wine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_%28software%29  Not pretty stuff to play with and not a five minute job.)
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by:Vast41
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Ok, great good job Dbrunton!

Dbrunton is you care i am trying to learn about backing up in this thread
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Components/Q_26846817.html#a34985451 we are almost done, i hope i don't have to open up a separate thread on backing up, take a look when you get a chance. Accept and Award Points Accept as Solution
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