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tried to install java to my linux system, and failed

 

jre-6u7-linux-1586.bin  (19mb in size)  self extracting

 

is the file, but after opening the terminal and following the instructions i got nowhere;  asks for the root password, which i have no idea what it is.

 

almost sure i didnt have to set on at installation.....so could be password??

 

 

Can i use synaptic package manager?? or is that something differnt.

 

 

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Yep use Synaptic Package Manager just do a search for Java tick the boxes for Java and there you go done.

 

Your root password is the admin password you would have set up when you installed Linux. Chances are it's the same password you use for the user you login to Linux with.

 

What version of Linux are you using ? At a guess I'd say Ubuntu ? What are you wanting Java for is it the browser version or are you wanting to do some Java programming ?

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based on ubuntu though so same should apply. Not sure how the installer works but on the Ubuntu installer in asks for a password. If you had none trying just pressing enter. To be fair you aren't going to be able to do much if you don't have a password just you need that for updates and any installs you might do.

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