How to install a .bin-file (Linux/Ubuntu)

January 5, 2008

At first you have to open a terminal/bash and then enter:

file /path/file.bin

for example file /home/user/file.bin (file is the command)

Now you should see a sentence including the word “executable” and not “non-executable, not executable,… or something completely different)

If you do not see “executable,…)” the file is probably an cd-image(BIN/CUE) and not an executable .bin-file

Now enter:

chmod +x file.bin

No path! Just the name of the file!!! Now the file is executable…

Last step: Type in


, for example /home/user/file.bin and the file will be executed…