google earth problem

Asked by fatih mustafa on 2012-09-23

I downloaded google earth for ubuntu 12.3 32bit, It partially downloaded, a parcel appeared stating
google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb I click that parcel and the google earth package opens in ubuntu software centre,
When I click install it partially starts to download then I get a pop up stating
"CD/DVD 'Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release i386 (20120817.3)' is required

Please insert the above CD/DVD into the drive '/media/cdrom/' to install software packages from it."

Please can you help I really need google earth

Many thanks

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gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Comment out the top few lines with relate to the install CD. Save the new file and close gedit. Then run:

sudo apt-get update

You can now install the deb as you expect.

how do I run gksudo gedit/etc/apt/sources.list and what is that

sorry i don understand what this means gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list and how to run it sudo apt-get update also

Sylvie Gallet (sylvie-gallet) said : #4

You could also do that:
- Launch Software Center
- In the Edit menu, select "Software Sources"
- This will open a dialog window with 5 tabs
- in the first tab (Ubuntu Software), uncheck the option that refers to the 12.04 install CD
- Enter your password and close the Software Sources window

If you press CTRL+ALT+T you can run the command there

Sylvie Gallet your advice was spot on thanks a ton I downloaded and am running google earth many thanks :D