download exe

Posted on 2011-04-23
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
there is a software which I bought having .exe link
my os is ubuntu linux..
I cannot download or install the .exe to my os...
please help me with the steps..
Thanks in advance..
Question by:nobleit
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    Expert Comment

    this could be for windows OS. Are you sure it is for ubuntu?
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    Expert Comment

    .exe is Windows binary executable file. You can not directly run/install on Ubuntu Linux.

    However, you can install "wine" and run some .exe file in Linux.

    Here is the beginner guidle.

    And some more stuff

    Author Comment

    here is the output when tried to configure wine..

    thew@mathew-Inspiron-1501:~$ winecfg
    The program 'winecfg' can be found in the following packages:
     * wine1.2
     * wine1.0
    Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>

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    Expert Comment

    As post in
    Did you do
    - open the software center
    - Type wine and install 'wine'

    Author Comment

    now wine is installed ..
    in the software list it says like this..
    wine microsoft windows compatibility layer(Beta Release)

    How should I go forward


    Author Comment

    Your Answer:
    also I was downloading this

    I know wine is installed but says the error like this..


    The file '/tmp/O1Z0-051.exe' is not marked as executable.  If this was downloaded or copied from an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run.  For more details, read about the executable bit.
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    Accepted Solution

    sudo apt-get install wine
    sudo chmod +x /tmp/O1Z0-051.exe
    wine /tmp/O1Z0-051.exe

    should help
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    Expert Comment

    For more details, read about the executable bit.

    executable bit is

    chmod +x, if you use any linux system, you must know, that you can run only programs that marked as "executable"

    in linux exists 3 primary marks (i miss SUID SGID and SBIT):

    first is +x -> executable, 1 in digit form
    second is +r -> read, 4 in digit form
    third is +w -> wright 2 in digit form

    and 3 positions:

    owner / group / anyone

    so if you
     ls -l in any folder you see some thing like this


    that mean
    owner can read, run, wright
    group can read, and run
    anyone can only read file

    so if you want run .exe file, you must mark it as executable:

    chmod +x file
    chmod 775
    that mean
    1(x)+2(w)+4(r) 1(x)+ 2(w) + 4(r) and 1(x) + 4(r)
    same as
    rwx rwx rx

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