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I am trying to connect my Xbox with my laptop using uShare. For that I am following exactly what I have to do according to Installation of uShare on Ubuntu documentation.

Unfortunately, at step 3 something goes wrong. Using the following code:

sudo tar -jxvf ushare-11a-netou.tar.bz2

Gives me this error:

tar (child): ushare-11a-netou.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
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Did you make sure you're looking in the right directory when you run the tar command? –  Thomas W. May 5 '13 at 23:06
    
I am working in the default directory (~), I didn't see in the instructions that I have to change directory. –  Xavier Hofman May 5 '13 at 23:08
    
I just changed the directory to the one where the file is in and I get the same error –  Xavier Hofman May 5 '13 at 23:09
    
and the filename is exactly as you have it written above? –  Thomas W. May 5 '13 at 23:23
    
Saw that page you linked, Before you start their steps, can you execute a Print Working Directory to get some bearings: pwd And can you also just download it and extract the bzip from the root? The rest of those instructions don't seem too concerned about where in the tree you start this, just as long as its accessible so from the start to change to the root, confirm your current working directory, (down your file) verify it exists, then untar the bzip like in STep3 sudo cd / pwd ls -alt (down your file) sudo tar -jxvf ushare-11a-netou.tar.bz2 My professor would kill me for suggesting this but –  Karen3819x4 May 5 '13 at 23:25
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You're getting this error because of name difference. Run following commands in your terminal to complete the step 2 and 3 of the guide.

wget http://ushare.geexbox.org/releases/ushare-1.1a.tar.bz2
tar -jxvf ushare-1.1a.tar.bz2
cd ushare-1.1a
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Saw that page you linked, Before you start their steps, can you execute a Print Working Directory to get some bearings:

pwd

And can you also just download it and extract the bzip from the root? The rest of those instructions don't seem too concerned about where in the tree you start this, just as long as its accessible

so from the start to change to the root, confirm your current working directory, (down your file) verify it exists, then untar the bzip like in STep3

sudo cd /
pwd

ls -alt 

(down your file)

sudo tar -jxvf ushare-11a-netou.tar.bz2

My professor would kill me for suggesting this but in this case, are you able to download and execute the commands from the xBox root directory (I KNOW ABOUT THE SECURITY RISKS, BUT THE GUY IS DOWNLOADING WHO KNOWS WHAT AND ITS GONNA HURT HIM REGARDLESS OF WHERE HE EXTRACTS ANYTHING BAD)

----------linked----------

Set up a build environment.

$ sudo aptitude install libupnp-dev build-essential

Get the uShare source code from here.

In a terminal, extract the source and then descend into the directory.

$ tar -jxvf ushare-11a-netou.tar.bz2
$ cd ushare-1.1a-NeToU

----------linked----------

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I'm sorry but I don't get what your answer is now haha. I can open and extract the file besides the terminal, but I cant change the directory to this one –  Xavier Hofman May 5 '13 at 23:39
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