trying to open an .exe file receiving error "cannot find zipfile directory"

Asked by Brian Grieco on 2011-02-26

I am trying to register an account that requires me to download a binary file in order to complete registration process. When I attempt to open file I receive the below error message. Please help.


 Archive: /home/brian/Downloads/VZ.FIOSREG_2011_2011_26_11_59_17_7611va3.00000(2).exe
  End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
  a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
  latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
  the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/brian/Downloads/VZ.FIOSREG_2011_2011_26_11_59_17_7611va3.00000(2).exe or
          /home/brian/Downloads/VZ.FIOSREG_2011_2011_26_11_59_17_7611va3.00000(2), and cannot find /home/brian/Downloads/VZ.FIOSREG_2011_2011_26_11_59_17_7611va3.00000(2).exe.ZIP, period.

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chmod +x /home/brian/Downloads/VZ.FIOSREG_2011_2011_26_11_59_17_7611va3.00000\(2\).exe; wine /home/brian/Downloads/VZ.FIOSREG_2011_2011_26_11_59_17_7611va3.00000\(2\).exe

What is the file for?

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #2

i'd be suspect that you're required to download a program to register.
which site are you going to?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

The message that you see is the typical error message when you try to run a Windows program on Ubuntu.

Windows programs can be run on Ubuntu only with help of the wine package, and even that does not work for all those programs.

If you have the wine package installed you could try to do a rightclick on the file and select 'run with wine'.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

Someone linked this question 147014 to bug 147014 which for sure is completely unrelated to that question.
I therefore remove the link to the bug.

How i get wine package?

New to Ubuntu some resources:

the Ubuntu Manual, it's very informative:
Click on the "download Button" to download the latest PDF version.

The Ubuntu 11.04 Unity interface
The Unity interface:

- The Ubuntu pocket guide:
- The online help

Ubuntu web sites:

Ubuntu online magazine: Full Circle Magazine - Ubuntu's 'unofficial' magazine.

Use software centre.

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