Spoiler: I'm still totally new to Ubuntu/Linux in general; In order to use GPU-supported tensorflow i tried to install Anaconda on my unix/gnome partition, following the instructions of the site: (https://www.continuum.io/downloads#linux)

(start copy from anaconda-website)

  1. Download the installer
  2. Optional: Verify data integrity with MD5 or SHA-256 More info
  3. In your terminal window type one of the below and follow the instructions: Python 3.6 version

bash Anaconda3-4.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh

(end copy from anaconda website)

Naturally i skipped part 2, opened my cmd, pasted 'bash Anaconda3-4.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh' in there and hit enter. It told me: 'bash: Anaconda3-4.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh: No such file or directory'. Now i am quite confused, sadly could not find the answer around here (probably is somewhere already, but neither googling nor searching stackoverflow gave me the result, probably am just missing the right terms to google it)

My natural guess would be that i have to tell him, where the download is, or possibly im using the wrong commandline (or something with the 'bash' is fishy), but as i said i am quite clueless.

Thank you a lot for your help in advance, Best regards,


  • If you used your browser to download it, then it will be wherever your browser saves downloaded files - usually ~/Downloads. You can change to that directory in a terminal using cd ~/Downloads and then you can list the files there using ls. – steeldriver Feb 19 '17 at 17:20

I got the same error, what worked for me is: Download the Anaconda installer for linux , then change the directory to where you downloaded this installer, for me it was ~/Downloads/ ,

cd ~/Downloads/ 


cd /path/to/where_anaconda_installer is downloaded

then run the command

bash Anaconda3-4.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh 

where Anaconda3-4.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh is the anaconda file you just downloaded

follow the screen prompts. Once installation is complete you can set the path using

export PATH=~/anaconda3/bin:$PATH

test your installation using

conda --version

conda --list

Hope this helps!

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try this

sudo ./Anaconda3-4.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh 

I used to install sofwares like this and it worked for me.

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Change permissions so bash script can be executed and than run it.

sudo chmod 777 Anaconda3-4.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh
sudo ./Anaconda3-4.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh
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Click here for detailed explanation. For short instructions, do the following (running the commands below in a terminal):

  1. Download the Linux Anaconda version you need.

  2. Verify the downloaded data with MD5 or SHA-2, with /path/filename being the actual path/filename of the file that you downloaded:

    md5sum /path/filename # md5  
    sha256sum /path/filename # SHA-2
  3. Install the Anaconda version that you downloaded:

    bash ~/Downloads/Anaconda3-2019.07-Linux-x86_64.sh # Anaconda 3.7 (latest; 2019)
    bash ~/Downloads/Anaconda2-2019.07-Linux-x86_64.sh # Anaconda 2.7
  4. Scroll down by pressing Enter on the license agreement.

  5. Type yes and press Enter to agree to the license agreement.

  6. Press Enter to install to the default folder.

  7. Press Enter to this question: Do you wish the installer to initialize Anaconda3 by running conda init?

  8. Close and reopen the terminal and type in it:

    source ~/.bashrc
  9. To run conda from anywhere, without having the base environment activated by default, use:

    conda config --set auto_activate_base False
  10. Open a terminal and type:


Now you can navigate Anaconda window.

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