Originally Posted by dangerousHobo
I know you said you no longer need help, but I just wanted to post and clear it up and maybe help some of you in the future.
Rippon's post is pretty much dead on right, but I'll go into more detail.
Ok so you downloaded the file and saved it in you home folder (ie. /home/dangeroushobo/FAH504-Linux.exe)
In a terminal type:
mv FAH504-Linux.exe ~/folding
sudo chmod +x FAH504-Linux.exe -OR- sudo chmod +x FAH <press TAB> Note: tab completes the line
./FAH <press TAB>
I think some of you were trying to do tab complete or something with the ./fah5, but didn't say to press tab. Also Unix/Linux is case sensitive. So ./FAH....
I forgot to tell him to sudo. Doh! Sorry.
I think the reason it didn't work for you though is because you weren't in the right directory. When you open a console it defaults to the home directory. But the file you wanted was in folding/FAH.
Keep on trying with Linux. Everything new is going to take some time to learn. It is a little different than Windows, but it isn't harder to use once you learn it. It is like driving an automatic vs. a manual.
If you ever need more help in the future PM me or post a thread and I will do my best to help you. I encourage you to continue to learn basic console navigation and use. At first it is really hard to get a hold of, but once you learn the basics, picking up the other stuff is like a snowball cascading down a snowy slope.
I did a quick search on Google for basic Linux commands. These look like a some decent ones.
Most of these work on Ubuntu. But with Ubuntu, it is important to note that when you need 'root' access, you use 'sudo'. So, sudo command -arg
There are tons of learning resources out there. All it takes is a little effort to have a very rewarding Linux experience.