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howto download and install packet tracer from Cisco website

Asked by Ray McGee on 2011-03-30

I tried to down load packet tracer from the cisco academy website I did the following steps i down loaded this file Packet Tracer v5.3.2 Application only Linux-Ubuntu(BIN - 68 MB) then cisco website said to do this Linux:
Use Firefox to download the Linux.bin files as Internet Explorer doesn't load them correctly.

To install the Linux BIN packages, set the permission to be executable (chmod +x PacketTracer52_*.bin) then execute the binary in the terminal.
I then fed the command in the terminal chmod +x PacketTracer52_*.bin
and I got this response chmod: cannot access `PacketTracer52_*.bin': No such file or directory

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2011-04-01
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2011-04-01
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2011-03-31

you must change directory where the files are stored... otherwise you will get "No such file or directory" error

Ray McGee (raymondmcgee555) said : #2

for us stupid people how do I change directories

Ray McGee (raymondmcgee555) said : #3

what directory would I be looking in sys? mnt? would it be same command would I use cd/sys/chmod +x PacketTracer52_*.bin for example? or cd/bin/ chmod +x PacketTracer52_*.bin? I am not sure where to look? or what command I should use to change the directory? Sorry I really do not use the command line very much?

Andrew Rendle (andrew-andrewr) said : #4

When you download a file in Firefox, the default directory where the file will be saved in Downloads/ in your home directory (i.e. /home/username/Downloads/). If the file isn't in that directory, then the following command should locate it, when run from your home directory:

find . -name "PacketTracer52_*.bin"

(the dot and the quote marks are required, BTW.)

To change to a particular directory on the command line, the command is "cd directoryname", e.g. if the file is in /home/username/downloads, you would run the following command:

cd /home/username/downloads

(If you're in the home directory already, you can leave out the /home/username/ part.)

Jeruvy (jeruvy) said : #5

For some good reading into how to use the BASH shell (which is the default terminal for Ubuntu) this is a great resource.

Cheers.

http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bashref.html

Ray McGee (raymondmcgee555) said : #6

Well so far I am striking out I tried ray@ray-T-1625:~$ find . -name "PacketTracer52_*.bin"
ray@ray-T-1625:~$ find . -name "PacketTracer52_*.bin"
ray@ray-T-1625:~$
ray@ray-T-1625:~$ find."PacketTracer52_*.bin"
find.PacketTracer52_*.bin: command not found
ray@ray-T-1625:~$ find.-name"PacketTracer52_*.bin"
find.-namePacketTracer52_*.bin: command not found
ray@ray-T-1625:~$ find.-PacketTracer52_*
find.-PacketTracer52_*: command not found
ray@ray-T-1625:~$ find . -name "PacketTracer52_*.bin"
ray@ray-T-1625:~$ /home/username/Downloads/
bash: /home/username/Downloads/: No such file or directory
ray@ray-T-1625:~$ /Downloads/
bash: /Downloads/: No such file or directory
ray@ray-T-1625:~$ cd /home/ray/downloads
bash: cd: /home/ray/downloads: No such file or directory
ray@ray-T-1625:~$ cd /home/
ray@ray-T-1625:/home$ /ray/downloads
bash: /ray/downloads: No such file or directory
ray@ray-T-1625:/home$ /downloads
bash: /downloads: No such file or directory
ray@ray-T-1625:/home$

Best mycae (mycae) said : #7

>ray@ray-T-1625:~$ find . -name "PacketTracer52_*.bin"
This looks right. Remember that linux is case sensitive, so unless you case matches, you wont find it.

>ray@ray-T-1625:~$ cd /home/ray/downloads

So close! you mean "cd /home/ray/Downloads", or just "cd Downloads" (linux is case sensitive). you can get a listing with "ls". The ubuntu pocket guide is much more helpful.

http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/index_main.html

Have a look at chapter 5 for terminal usage.

As an aside; why do you want cisco's packet tracer? Surely wireshark would be much much easier to install -- seeing as it is in the repositories.

Ray McGee (raymondmcgee555) said : #8

I use cisco trace packet tracer to simulate lans I need to use the cli to program switches and routers wire shark doesn't do this. I will do some more reading, maybe a dual os or virtual program

J. Flores (jflores333) said : #9

The reason you are not able to find your file is because you download a different file which much probable is PacketTracer532_i386.......... or "PacketTracer53_*.bin" not PacketTracer52_*.bin as the instructions indicate.
A way to verify what is what you really downloaded is positioning in the downloads directory with the "cd" command i.e. "cd Dwonloads", and list which files with "ls" command or pwd to verify in whihc directory you are.

Ray McGee (raymondmcgee555) said : #10

Thanks for the info but I solved the problem making my computer dual boot

Thanks
Ray

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 3:51 PM, J. Flores <
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> Your question #151120 on gnome-terminal in Ubuntu changed:
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> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+question/151120
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> J. Flores posted a new comment:
> The reason you are not able to find your file is because you download a
> different file which much probable is PacketTracer532_i386.......... or
> "PacketTracer53_*.bin" not PacketTracer52_*.bin as the instructions
> indicate.
> A way to verify what is what you really downloaded is positioning in the
> downloads directory with the "cd" command i.e. "cd Dwonloads", and list
> which files with "ls" command or pwd to verify in whihc directory you are.
>
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