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I want to install ndiskgtk and whenever I click the .deb file, it gets me through the Software Center. I don't have any Internet so I can't install it. Will this method above work? I am 13 years old, so I'm not really that smart with Linux. I want to install ndiskgtk (I think that's what it's called) so that I can get internet to work.

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Open a terminal (by pressing CTLR+ALT+T) and then change to the directory where the .deb file is. Assuming that the .deb file is in the Downloads folder, type this in terminal:

cd Downloads

and then

sudo dpkg -i your_file_name.deb

If dpkg prompts you for something, just type Y (which stands for "yes"). After that, your package should have been installed correctly.

I hope this helps.

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Thanks I will comment again if I have any problems – Goku Dec 22 '12 at 0:19
It worked thanks my problem is solved THANKS SO MUCH – Goku Dec 22 '12 at 0:29
You are welcome :) – Alex Spataru Dec 22 '12 at 0:29

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