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jrich046

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Message 102257 - Posted: 20 Dec 2020, 0:33:56 UTC

Hello everyone,

Just installed ubuntu after using DBAN on my old windows laptop. Downloaded BOINC version 7.4.22 for Linux. Getting an error in text editor when trying to install. I do not have much experience with Linux. The error is saying that the file has some invalid characters. I am not sure what to do. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks,
Jrich
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Les Bayliss
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Message 102258 - Posted: 20 Dec 2020, 0:39:37 UTC - in response to Message 102257.  

Could you copy and paste the messages here please.
And why the text editor?
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Message 102259 - Posted: 20 Dec 2020, 2:15:42 UTC

And why such an old version of Boinc?

Where are you getting it from?
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Message 102260 - Posted: 20 Dec 2020, 2:48:12 UTC

I was still in windows thinking mode and forgot about terminal. I was able to install boinc through the terminal. Thanks
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Message 102261 - Posted: 20 Dec 2020, 5:16:51 UTC - in response to Message 102260.  

I was still in windows thinking mode and forgot about terminal. I was able to install boinc through the terminal. Thanks


Have fun crunching
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