The forums are retiring and are now closed for new topics and comments. The existing content will remain online and accessible through 2020 to provide everyone the opportunity to save any relevant information. In the spring of 2021, these Community forums will be taken offline.

Search for install in Topics

Package installation

We are running Ubuntu 11.1     We like it.   Can someone tell me how to install a package we have downloaded and saved to a disk. Please make it simple. There must be a way to install without going to dos.

Question by emit    |  last reply

Installed RAM?

So i have a laptop that had 4GB but i got something from best buy that gave me 8 GB instead of 4 but i didnt get it (or its not showing up) but i needed it to give minecraft more memory but its not working... how do i allocate the memory to minecraft?? im working on WINDOWS 10

Question by VadimB10    |  last reply

I can't install apps on Installous

Whats up guys im getting an error in installous 5 (i'm running 5.1.1 on ipod touch 4 and i do have appsync 5) it worked fine until a couple days ago. now don't go calling me a pirater or anything cause to tell the truth i don't really download cracked apps illiegally. i use installous for other purposes.  so when i open installous and go to the downloads tab the apps that i have in there the icon for them doesn't show up and for how much megabyte it is it says 0.00 B then i press the install on an app and it has this error ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Installation failed: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=257 "The operation couldn't be completed. (Cocoa error 257.)" UserInfo=0x4dcb860 {NSFilePath=/var/mobile/Documents/Installous/Downloads/Minecraft PE-v0.4.0.1.ipa, NSUnderlyingError=0x4d54320 "The operation couldn't be completed. Permission denied"} ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- iv'e googled this problem and all of that i even unistalled reistalled appsync and installous but to no avail it still is the same. so im here at the trusty instructables community hoping you can help me figure this out

Question by oicvideos    |  last reply

xp install help?

Ok so i have an xp pro tag on my net-vista and every time i try to install using it it says it is not veiled and i cant get threw install with out it   

Question by abadfart    |  last reply

Installing Windows on Mac Answered

I want to install XP as a secondary OS on a Mac. How can I do this without using the OS install disc I haven't got?

Question by memyselfand1    |  last reply

Linux Install CD?

I have a virtual machine (in sun VirtualBox) with a customized version of ubuntu installed in it. Does anyone know how to turn it into an install CD?

Topic by munchman  

solar install question

Ok so I see a few solar setups online. now I have been researching for a while on this and no one can give me the answers so here i go on here. So i want an UPGRADE-ABLE solar setup. right now I have 2 150ah 12v batteries. I have multiple 50 amp charge controllers. so when I buy the solar panels I can plug in and get batteries going no problem.... My issue is the mains voltage side of things. I want to have something like a fuse box, this will have my main breaker and then the independent safety switches. the issue is to do this I need to make sure all my power is on 1 line. so if I buy a few small inverters I will not be able to piggyback them as they tend to go bang. so what type of inverter can I get that will be able to go in parrallel to allow me to get more amps if needed? I am hoping there is one that is infinitely upgradeable just in case. TLDR what type of off-grid inverter allows parrallel connection to other inverters??

Topic by plucas1    |  last reply

Bathtub installation question Answered

I'm installing a new soaker-style bathtub as part of a bathroom renovation.  It is acrylic, and is designed to fit into a cutout.  That is, there is a tiled space between the lip of the tub and the tiled walls around the tub. I bought the tub on sale as a demo model from a home store (Rona, kinda like Home Depot), and as such it came with no installation instructions.  I couldn't find them online, and I wasn't able to get any help from the manufacturer, either.  Perhaps I need to pester them more. Anyway, the issue is this.  On many similar tub installs, I've seen them layer up mortar under the tub for support.  However, my tub has two wooden rails (2x3s) permanently fiberglassed to the bottom.  In addition, a very dense hardboard spans the entire bottom of the tub.  It really seems as if the tub is designed to be set on the floor just like that, perhaps with wood blocks screwed in around the edges of the rails to keep the tub from shifting. I can do that if that's how it should be done.  I just don't want to risk cracking the tub with hundreds of pounds of water and human - my wife would not be pleased, nor would I.  Does anyone have experience with this sort of thing?

Question by jeff-o    |  last reply

How to install Javascript?

How to install Javascript, can someone help me? Thanks!

Topic by eliseta    |  last reply

install a hot tub?

Hot tub installation with a used hot tub all parts available

Question by joarleen  

install wooden fence?

Question by ethanhang    |  last reply

Installing a new processor.

Hi! My name is Kerry. I have an HP Pavilion a1410n PC. Where can I get a free manual for my (Asus A8n-LA GeForce 6150 LE Socket 939 mATX motherboard ? I'm trying to replace my ( AMD Athlon 64 3800 ) processor with a ( AMD Athlon 64 x2 4800 ) processor, and need to know if there are any jumpers I need to change. Thanks for your help in this matter. Sincerely, KC2Z

Topic by kc2z    |  last reply

Outdoor listening installations

Would appreciate some advice on this project.  I'm putting together a proposal for a series of outdoor sound installations in a nature park.  a couple of the installations will be places where you can plug in headphones to listen to certain sounds captured live from a microphone in an interesting place- for example a hydrophone in a pond.  The plan is that the mic will be hooked up to 3.5 jack sockets and listerners will be able to plug in their own headphones.  Now obviously there needs to be some amplification because the mic signal level will be far too quiet to hear on headphones. I need a power amp that will be powered through a solar panel.  My question is, shall I just use a headphone amp, like the Behringer ha400 or make my own power amp circuit? I need to be able to make everything sturdy and fit into a weather proof junction box to protect it from the elements. I have done some experiments with an LM386 power amp module but there was so much background noise and it didn't pick up the mic level at all (may have been a problem with the mic I was using,it was a crappy little lapel mic.- I did get a signal from a piezo disc but it was again really crackly and noisy.)  If it is best to build a circuit with a power amp module, could people make suggestions of ones that will sound good and clean, and work with stereo headphones.  Thanks a lot Ash

Topic by AshtonM4    |  last reply

Installing a sub in a car

I had the idea to put a sub in my car. i bought everything (sub+amp). But first I tried to wired it in my car, my friend told me to look at my alternator to see if he could take the load. My amp and subs are 600W rms. So I,ve look at the specification of my alternator is an 80 amp. Its the only thing about alternator I saw in a lot of diffent specs.\ So. 80 amp alternator 600W rms amp 600W rms sub Could my alternator could take the load???? thanks!

Topic by johnybody    |  last reply

Question Re: Installation

I have a few questions regarding a scultpure I am making- To keep it simple, let's say the sculpture is simply a rectangle, ~4'x8'. What I would like to do is set up eight motion sensors (one in each corner and one in the middle of each side) that when triggered activate a corresponding tape player with a tape loop inside to play on a central speaker unit. So the goal is simplest terms is for people to walk around the installation triggering a musical note and with enough people organize a composition or a chord. Each motion sensor would have its own respective tape player, but I don't have the funds to supply eight seperate speakers. I also don't have much money to spend on PIRs, however, ebay has a bunch of PIR home security sensors for around $5. This project is most likely going to be crude, so I'm not overly worried about how sloppy it may turn out. What I imagine is to have the tape players always on, always running their loops, and a way for their respective sensors to allow the sound to play through the speaker. The gaps I need filled- 1) Is it sensible to use the PIR sensors I'm finding on ebay? (Aleph XP-40, Ademco 998) 2)short of buying eight speakers, is there a way to hook up all eight tape players to a central speaker unit? 3) If I am making this overly complicated, might you know of a better way to accomplish the task?

Topic by MatthewBuckman  

car audio installation

So I have recently purchased an 8 inch subwoofer from a garage sale, wich was already mounted in the box. It has 2 inputs, a red and a black. I currently have it hooked up in replacement of the stock passenger side rear speaker in my 1999 ford ranger XLT, and it works well, but is not very loud. My question is 2-fold. 1: how would I go about wireing the speaker so that it could be used in addition to both the stock rear speakers without decreasing sound quality or volume, and 2: How could I increase the volume of just the subwoofer without affecting the other speakers? I have heard that there are "bass amplifiers" that i could hook in line but have not seen where I could purchase/ build one. Schematics and links would be very helpfull! Thanks, Iloveairsoftstuff

Topic by the mechanical engineer    |  last reply

win 7 install on new hard drive with no installation DVD

I have a new hard drive for my laptop and need to install win 7 on it, as was previously installed on the old one. Being an OEM machine, it did not come with an installation disk so I either have to try and extract it from the old hard drive, or get a pirated copy. Is it possible to simply mirror the drive onto the new one, or will it require a DVD installation? I have the facilities to copy the drive while it is still in the laptop. Can the activation key from the genuine pre-installed windows be used with a pirated copy to make it work without any of the "windows genuine notifications"

Topic by The Skinnerz    |  last reply

How to Install A Satellite Dish?

Question    |  last reply

Questions About Linux Installation

I have a question about the installation of Ubuntu 7.04. When I installed Ubuntu on my laptop. My hard drives were prepartitioned. When I got to the partition step of installation I just chose to use the separate blank partition. Now heres the question. My friend decided to install Ubuntu on his computer. He has only one drive: C. If he partitions the C drive in linux to make a separate partition for linux will windows be deleted or messed up?

Topic by sardines454    |  last reply

install glass in cabinet doors?

Remove cabinet doors middles and replace with glass

Question    |  last reply

installation error for battlefield 1942?

Im trying to install battlefield 1942 onto my computer with windows xp. i just defragged it, and theres sufficient space for the game. when i insert the disk, it asks me to choose language (check) then "install" (check) then as soon as it loads up the install wizzard, i gett an error message saying "An installation support file could not be installed. Catostrophic failure." sometimes when i restart the computer and the message goes away but when it is 30% loading i get another error message saying "Speciefied componet cannot be found in media. An attempt was made to access a componet that does not exist in the named media". i believe this is a disk read issue but what can i do to fix the thing?

Question by Acepilot42  

Instal windows os on server?

Hello! Can some experienced guy can say me do I can instal win7 on server? I have an old HP ProLiant DL580 G2 .. what actually runs with winserver 2000. 4 years didn't done anything, just yesterday figured out to turn it on! First I had problems : Parity check 2 memory Dimm problems but they are solved now! I just though What can I instal on this server? It is clean and there is no os in hard drive. It asks to boot from cd... so I'm wondering what can I instal on it!! Please any suggestions? Thanks!

Question by coolsawas1993    |  last reply

Install FreeNas 8.0 BETA?

Ok, i need a simple guide on installing freenas 8.0 beta becaause all of the ones i have found arent for 8.0 beta which seem to be very different. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Question by sci4me  

help with installing a doorbell transformer?

I just bought a doorbell transformer and i know how to do everything but install the transformer.. i know it could be hooked up to a junction box i just dont know how. it has three wires on the back, and a junction box i looked at had four different colors of wires in it. i do not know how to install it. please help me.. thanks

Question by 87bhoward    |  last reply

mac osx install ???s

Can i compress an iso file (snow leopard) to less than 4.2 gigabites i  need it to fit on either a 8gb flash drive or a 4.38 dvd-r, if not can i put it directly on a partition on my hard drive and install it on that partition

Question by taterkiller    |  last reply

how to install software to aurdino ?

I do not know how ti install software to aurdino,i do not know to manage it with processing software ,github software  and aurdino sotware?i wonder if somebody can explain to me step by step,how to download software  for instructables project "How to hack EEG toys with arduino"

Question by milomir    |  last reply

personal computer installing problem

My pc xp2002 would never instsll nor download the program {SPSS }....plz help iam on MASTER DEGREE OF STATISTIC ANALYSES  thank alot

Question by mays    |  last reply

how to download software and install?

I am trying to hack eeg force trainer toy with aurdino, computer and i have difficulty downloading software,caan somebody help me?

Question by milomir    |  last reply

Physical Space Installation Game

Looking for people who are interested in helping out on the electrical engineering side and/or set design of a installation game. Various people in the industry (theme parks and video games) should stop by during the exhibition and credit will be provided. On the electrical side it would be helping out with networking of Arduino boards to run each "gag" and be linked into a show control. On the set design side - help with the set design of the piece, lighting, and construction. The installation will take 3 players and have them "break into" a vault with various high tech security (lasers, pressure sensors, computers needing to be hacked, etc). Other examples of this type of work would be "The Tomb" and "Operation Spy" by 5wits, La Fuga by Negone (in Spain), interactive haunted houses, and theme park attractions. Message me if you have any questions. Thanks!

Topic by Skeckulous    |  last reply

how to install an electronic thermostat?

I want to replace my old style AC/Heater thermostat with a new one that has electronic temperature settings. I do not necessarily need to have a programmable thermostat. the heat/AC unit is electric

Question    |  last reply

Debian Install Debootstrap Error...?

I'm sure this is going to be spammed with people asking what's "debian" or "linux". Mostly because of some of the other answers I've seen to questions like this... Anyway, I was installing Debian Etch onto another comp of mine. Though when it got to installing the base system files ti gave me an error window saying, "Debootstrap Error: Release file signed by unknown key (key id 9AA38DCD55BE302B)" I tried google to see what came up but ended up with only 7 results that weren't what I was looking for...Is there a way to get around this key? Maybe going into the console and deleting the archive.gpg file? Thanks, RX

Question by Rockerx  

Installing Linux on a Windows Notebook? Answered

I found a few year old laptop in our storage unit and it was OK with my dad if I could have it. But I really want the Ubuntu Linux on it. But be warned, when it comes to OS, im a n00b. Any suggestions?

Question by DELETED_M4industries    |  last reply

Crystal installation - does it matter?

I'm having some problems with a tranmiter i made. It hasnt been working as the sound is odd. i noticed when u touch the crystal the sound changes. so, Does it matter which way a crystal goes in? is there any + - sides?

Topic by Killa-X    |  last reply

installing attic access ladder

Hello there, I have an access hatch already cut into my ceiling. I am now wondering whether to get a ladder and install it myself or to hire somebody. The access panel is over the steps to the basement. Here are the parameters involved: hatch: 28in x 30 in height to 1 st stair down: 8ft2in Yes, the hatch is small but there are ladders that fit it. Here's one, for example: So my question is, should I install it myself or is this not the sort of project one person can do comfortably, and it is best to just hire a couple carpenters to do that? Thanks. Boris.

Topic by BorisE5    |  last reply

Help installing a component file

I downloaded a program for my macbook and it is a component file. Somehow I need to install it. I have little experience with macs so if you could just give me the "idiots instructions" And if it helps at all here is the link to the website[URL=""][/URL][URL=""][/URL]It is an audio osciliscope, which basicly measures the audio waveforms.

Topic by jackillac92    |  last reply

Etching and installing parts in shells?

So I'm trying to make a music box. I bought a 15 note hand crank mechanism I want to install into an 8 inch nautilus shell. I also want to etch the outside of the shell like in the photo. I've never worked with shells like this before and I obviously don't want to shatter it. What tools would I need to do this? What should I be careful of? Anyone with experience working with shells advice would be appreciated. :)

Question by Swansong    |  last reply

Rechargeable Battery Pack Install

I have a project that I have been working on, and it currently runs on two different battery packs for different components. I want to put rechargeable batteries in these packs, and I want to install a wall charger to charge the batteries.  I am having trouble finding a good tutorial on the circuitry of this.  Will I need two different chargers for the two components, or can I charge both from the same power supply?  Can anyone help me out? I can post some photos of the project and its current circuitry if needed, its a laser spirograph. 

Topic by ugman77    |  last reply

LED light bar installation?

Would placing it on the back bottom of an iron railing that outlines a rooftop bar be ok? how far does it beam up? We were hoping people from the street (15 stories down) could see it, and would it be too bright for those standing close or obstruct the view of the city? Thanks so much!!

Question by megsuberant  

Ruben's Tube - Garden Installation

Hi, i've been looking over Ruben's tube lately with great interest figuring it would be a perfect inclusion for my media center and was thinking it would be great for BBQs outdoors as a semi-permanent installation.. Here's what i'm thinking, a Ruben's Tube, mounted on a stone wall with a pyrex guard around the naked flame to reduce the effect of wind on the flames and to improve safety, with a metal housing surrounding the pipe. Would this be feasible? Safe? How long could i theoretically run this for at a time without it over-heating? Anything i need to consider before beginning the project? Thanks.

Topic by digitalpencil    |  last reply

Professional Assemblers and Installation Technicians

Hey everyone.... The Savvy Tech... (Mike) here, I am a professional assembly technician and have been for about 30 years. Don't know what I am talking about... you have seen the stuff on displayed at the store that looks great but when the asking about taking one home, people find out it comes in a box and requires assembly. Sometimes the assembly is easy... many times, not! If you like building things we should talk. I am the founder of the United Assemblers Network and recruiter for UX Assembly. Check out this recruiting video on the UAN website. Thanks, MikeM

Topic by OhMike    |  last reply

Installing bluetooth driver for WiiMote?

I have purchased a Wii and generic Bluetooth dongle. I can not get the computer to recognize the Wii. I am running Win7 and the Device Manger sees Bluetooth Radios, with Generic Bluetooth Radio and Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator but I do not have any apparent software interface to recognition the Wii itself. I have spent hours and hours attempting to contruct IWB scenerios to no avail. Research shows that the bluetooth technology can be problematic. Are there any know issues with Win7? Amy

Question by Amy Peterson  

How to install electronic components?

Hello. everybody. I'm new to this electronic hobby thing. I'm trying to make a simple sound amplifier, purchased all components, have the schematic of the circuit BUT I have no idea how to install them on a protoboard (breadboard). I've one of these: I don't know how to use these boards. Are those circles painted with copper? How do I turn this into a circuit board?  Eventually I lost my mind and started wiring up the components but it's really messy and time consuming. I couldn't get a mainstream breadboard so I picked the one above, but it seems to me that it's just a support for the component and the wiring part is still inevitable. I can't find tutorials on this topic, heck I don't even know how to search this topic. It's very annoying. Please give me some feedback. Thank you.

Question by cantleave    |  last reply

. Help with installing an SSD into a Mac ? Answered

Hello, From a no knowledge base I have taken out the dead hard drive on my friend's early 2009 iMac, using youtube as a guide, and replaced it with an SSD. I used a crucial MX300 and it is totally compatible. I have El Capitan on a flash drive When I started up the mac it showed a question mark. When I started it up with the flash drive in, and held option, it does not show the new hard drive in disk utility., just the flash drive. I read around and it seems that the new SSD should be formatted before installation. Lots of people seem to have this problem; I read a small answer where someone said that you could connect another mac to get into the iMac's disc utility and somehow format the new SSD;  they did not go into detail but it seemed to suggest that the letter T was used on start up.  Or is the only way to this to remove the SSD and use an adaptor and connect it to a mac to format it?  Any advice or links will be gratefully received. thank you

Question by FriendOfHumanity    |  last reply

Linux App Install Issues

I've spent most of the afternoon trying to get Supertux 2 (a.k.a. 0.3.1) running on my computer. Put simply, I didn't really get anywhere. The obvious first option for me is Synaptic, but it only had the original 0.1.3 release. So... I've got to try to install something with a command line. Not something I've sucessfully done before. If it helps any, I'm running Knoppix 6 on a cheapo Acer netbook. So... first I got the .tar.bz2 file. easy enough. Uncompressed it. Everything I can find says I'm supposed to only have to use four command-line instructions: cd /home/knoppix/supertux-0.3.1 ./configure make make install but wait... after trying this it became apparent that make wasn't on my system (what kind of system is that?). So, with the help of Synaptic, I got make on there, tried it again, and it still didn't work. After looking at the Supertux docs it turned out it wanted cmake. Well, no problem, right? I've got Synaptic, right? Wrong. The server was down or something and Synaptic couldn't help me. So, I look in the docs again, and it says something called jam is supposed to work in basically the same way. So I get that with Synaptic (successfully), but on the third line ("jam") it it tells me ./Jamconfig: No such file or directory Couldn't find config. Please run 'configure' first. What? What's ./Jamconfig? Didn't I just run configure? I'm clueless. Any idea what's going on here?

Topic by yourcat    |  last reply

Interactive Art Gallery Installation

Hi, I have an exhibition at the arts centre that I work at and one element of it incorporates music. Currently we have a CD player on loop, and this is frustrating some of the staff who have to listen to it all day.... so, the scenario I want is for member of general public to walk into gallery, when they get to the appropriate section they push a button which will play the CD, it would play the track then stop. If they (or another person) wanted to start from the top again, they either wait til the end or press the button again. (Or another option could be a motion sensor which, 'plays' the CD.... obviously it can't start from the top each time it detects motion! ) any thoughts ladies and gents?

Topic by toad_of_toad_hall    |  last reply