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I'm new to ubuntu.

When I install some new program from a zip file, I get this message and can't install it.

Zipfile is disk 26970 of a multi-disk archive, and this is not the disk on
which the central zipfile directory begins (disk 16752).

Can someone please help?

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On Ubuntu to install program you either need to use Ubuntu Software Center, install it from command line by entering sudo apt-get install packagename or find .deb file which you can double-click to install. Could you provide information about program that you want to install? –  Rafal Oct 4 '13 at 9:09
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you can also compile a program from a source. But most importantly is that the file needs to be written fore Ubuntu and not Windows/Mac. –  Alvar Oct 4 '13 at 9:28
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It would be more helpful to know what the file is and where you got it. From the error it appears that the zip file is one of a set. Obviously, the whole set is needed for decompression. Also, what program are you attempting to unzip it with? –  Githlar Oct 4 '13 at 9:48

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If you downloaded a zip file, you probably have a programs source code. To install that, you need to unzip it to a directory, cd into that directory, and run these commands:

sudo make
sudo make install

If that didn't work, you may want to check what you are downloading. There may be specific instructions for installation, or you may have downloaded the wrong file.

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