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Can't install Crossover

Hi Gang:

I'm a newbie who wants to run Crossover with Ubuntu 8.04.

When I try to install, I get"Could not open the file /home/myname/Desktop…" And "gedit has not been able to detect the character coding.
Please check that you are not trying to open a binary file.
Select a character coding from the menu and try again."

Is there a trick to this?



Yep, the installer doesn't have its executable bit set. Open a terminal and do:

chmod 755 (path to file)

and return. Then drag&drop the .sh file back onto a terminal and hit enter and the installer will run.

I am having this problem and did what you said to do but, I get this response: bash: syntax error near unexpected token `(' So what am I doing wrong.


Tried again using a [ instead of a ( and got no such file or directory. Help.


Do not use any brackets, literally type:

chmod 755

and then drag the icon for CrossOver into your terminal (which will populate your terminal with a path to the installer). Press enter.

It will look like the terminal does nothing (you should not get an error message). Then, drag the icon back into the terminal to populate it again with a path to the installer (without the chmod command this time) and press enter. CrossOver should begin to install.

If you have further issues, please file a support ticket.

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