Ubuntu extracting SFX “No such file or directory”

I ran into a problem this morning trying to get a IE10 VM from Microsoft to extract and install.

bash: ./IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx: No such file or directory

It turns out that the sfx files require 32bit libraries to extract, so you have to install the following libraries:

aptitude install libc6:i386 libstdc++6:i386

You can then run the sfx file and it will work

./IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx 

RAR SFX archive

Extracting from ./IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx

Extracting  IE10 - Win7.ova                                           24%

Extracting from ./IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part2.rar

...         IE10 - Win7.ova                                           49%

Extracting from ./IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part3.rar

...         IE10 - Win7.ova                                           74%

Extracting from ./IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part4.rar

...         IE10 - Win7.ova                                           99%

Extracting from ./IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part5.rar

...         IE10 - Win7.ova                                           OK 
All OK
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  • Gabi

    hy, thanks for sharing this.
    i had the same problem today.
    in order to install the 32libraries, i also run “dpkg –add-architecture i386″ and “apt-get update”
    after that, everything worked as a charm :)

  • Vssr.nl

    Much appreciated, I ran into the same issue when trying to set-up modern.ie Maybe not a life-save but certainly a head-ache saver ; )

  • ylb

    Many thanks.

  • Someone!

    Thanks man!

  • Juan Olalla

    Thank you very much for your post! It helped me a lot

  • Matheus Moreira

    type: $ unrar e IE10.Win7.For.LinuxVirtualBox.part1.sfx

  • Mike

    Thanks for this :) Big help.

  • russian hacker

    thanks, helped me.

    you should put sudo before aptitude command. I forgot that and it was complaining about not being able to set some lock.

  • alex

    thanks a lot, it worked :D