An error occurred while loading the archive. ISOBurner.exe (null)

Asked by Omar Jayag on 2010-11-28

[/media/MARU/ISO burner/ISOBurner.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.
note: /media/MARU/ISO burner/ISOBurner.exe may be a plain executable, not an archive
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /media/MARU/ISO burner/ISOBurner.exe or
          /media/MARU/ISO burner/ISOBurner.exe.zip, and cannot find /media/MARU/ISO burner/ISOBurner.exe.ZIP, period.

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2010-11-29

What does the app do? From the name it sounds like a CD burner app of which there are LOADS available in the repos.

What is the app for?

You are trying to run a Windows executable on Ubuntu/Linux.

If you want to run Windows programs on Linux there are several options available to you.

There is Wine, which might let you run the program as if it was a Linux program, and there are the various virtual machine options.
Google is your friend here.

Seeing that this program is called ISOBurner, you might like to know that burning ISOs is directly supported in Ubuntu - just right click the ISO file and select "Write to Disc...".

Randymanme (randall43215) said : #3

I've always had difficulty doing things with WINE; and most of the time, not getting WINE to function at all (on Ubuntu). Maybe I'm just dumb. But what I have easily used to run windoze on Linux is VMware Player. I've had a fully functioning XP inside of Ubuntu and at one point (on a computer I no longer have), had Ubuntu, OPENsuse, and PCLinuxOS simultaneously installed on VMware Player 3.1.1 on a windoze 7 host.

A python-vm-builder package is available in Ubuntu Software Center and in Synaptic Package Manager that will build you a ready-to-use virtual machine specifically for Ubuntu. You'll a more recent computer with plenty of ram, though.

Sure but running a Windows VM reuires running Windows aswell as Ubuntu which is even more bloated than just Windows. It also requires purchase of a Windows license and install media. All in all not worth it if there are open equivelants to the desired effect. Sure sometimes it's needed but often there are simpler/ sleeker solutions.

If you still want to try running the program with Wine (I recommend using the normal, built-in tools though):

1. Open the Software Center
2. Type wine and install 'wine'
3. Right click the executable (program) you want to run and select "Open With" and then "Wine Windows Program Loader"
4. Rejoice

(from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine - updated slightly)

Considering the file is called ISOBurner.exe. I am suspecting it is a CD burning app so banging on about Wine is ridiculouys as there are fine CD burning applications in the repositorys and Brasero is part of a standard desktop install. ISO is a defacto standard file so will be usable there.

Why are you banging on about Wine? Just because the user wants to run a windows app doesn't mean you should instantly igently.suggest Wine. If you look at the file name and what is is intended to achieve then you can answer more intelli

actionparsnip, was this directed at me?
If so, please see my previous answer where I pretty much said what you repeated here - minus the Brasero info.
I mentioned Wine again because the answers turned to virtual machines and Wine, and for a user that still has Windows executables lying around that could be useful information.

Omar Jayag, in case you found the various answers confusing, just right click the ISO file and select "Write to Disc..." or open Brasero (Applications->Sound & Video->Brasero) if you want to do more fancy disc burning.

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