zip file in Ubuntu 9.04

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  1. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    I have downloaded a file from Drive Snapshot called "setup.exe" and put it in a folder
    called mydownloads. The file probably contains many programs and won't run as it
    complains that the ZIP file is not found in "mydownloads".
    How can I solve this problem?
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. lewmur

    lewmur Registered Member

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    A file with a .exe extension is a Windows file. It is never going to run in a Linux distro.
     
  3. FluxGFX

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    Well you can always try to run the setup under WINE. Some installation will run.

    But then again if the setup requires "Windows Installer" you might not be able to.
     
  4. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    Even someone as Ubuntu illiterate as me should have realized that an .exe file wouldn't work in Linux.
    I'll just go with the front end called Drivesnap. Hopefully in the near future this
    will be a stable solution for a good backup.
     
  5. chronomatic

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    If you're trying to backup a drive, you can do that from the bash shell.
     
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