September 22, 2013

Installing Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 on Ubuntu 13.04/12.04 (64-Bit)

I was watching some CBT Nugget Tutorials and then I wanted to work with Cisco Routers. But I don't have any Cisco device. Then I downloaded Cisco Packet Tracer from a torrent(TPB the Pirate Bay).

If you want to install Cisco Packet Trace 6.0.1 you have to download "Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 for Linux - Ubuntu installation (no tutorials).bin" file. This name is too long for me. Then I renamed it to "cp.bin".

Then take a terminal window and change directory to the place where you downloaded installation file. Type following commands:

chmod +x cp.bin

./cp.bin


Then press space bar to scroll down "EULA". And press "y". Then Press "Enter" key. Setup will prompt for root password, Please enter it. You will successfully install Cisco Packet Tracer, but if you are going to run it, you will get nothing. That is because libraries you want to run this on 64 bit Ubuntu version are not installed. You have to install them. To install those 32-bit libraries type following command on your terminal.

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk


After installing those libraries, you are good to go! You can enjoy Packet Tracer 6.0.1 on Ubuntu 13.04 64bit.

PS: I tested this on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit also. This works! This should work on 12.10 as well, but I couldn't test it.

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37 comments:

  1. Will this work for 12.04? I have only found documentation for installing 5.3.3 for Ubuntu 64-bit 12.04

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  2. Its work!, Iḿ now using the PT on Ubuntu 12.04 thanks a lot from Argentina.

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  3. This broke my package installer for 13.04 with gnome 3. I am now unable to remove or install any packages. I attempted the repair with sudo apt-get -f install, but nothing works. Any ideas? it was the ia32-libs-gtk package. It has some dependencies and now they are broken.

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    1. I didn't try this out with GNOME3, but give me sometime I'll try to find a way.

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    2. type this command
      sudo dpkg --configure -a

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  4. Thanks mate, i'm completly new to linux, so I appreciate all you Elitist :-)
    Thanks for Denmark

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  5. This worked! Thanks alot!

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  6. Works pefect with Cubuntu 13.10 :)

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  7. when i try to enter the chmod +x cp.bin command i get an error saying "chmod: cannot access ‘cp.bin’: No such file or directory" and i renamed the file like you did

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    1. I'm not sure whether you are using correct file path or name. Try "pwd" and "ls -la" results and send it to me. I can help you

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    2. change your path to where your downloaded file is there since u may have downloaded it you can hit the command below
      cd Downloads
      after writing the above command try chmod and further procedure dictated by the blogger

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  8. hw can i accesss this installed Packet tracer

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    1. Search on unity dash for "Cisco", then you will get a icon with an envelope. click it!

      or try this command on terminal. "/usr/local/PacketTracer6/packettracer"

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  9. Gracias por la información, me ayudo mucho
    Un saludo desde México

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    1. :) Welcome Buddy! Thanks #Google Translate for helping me to undertand this comment!

      De nada!

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  10. It says that the package Not Found

    root@sanskrit-Lenovo-G570:/home/sanskrit/Downloads/pt# sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package ia32-libs-gtk

    but stiill it worked on Ubuntu 12.10

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    1. What is the ubuntu version you are using? In Ubuntu 13.10 there is no package called "ia32-libs-gtk" :(

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  11. Hy all,
    Thanks for the solution Dedunu, it helped me for my Pc under 12.04 & my laptop under 13.04.
    Today I decided to upgrade my laptop to 13.10 version & as you said PT didn't work so after some few researches here's a solution I found.
    It worked for me so I hope it'll help y'all.
    http://www.be-root.com/2013/11/19/installation-de-cisco-packettracer-6-sur-ubuntu-13-10-64bits/

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    1. Thanks a lot medywan! I'll include this on my post

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  12. It work you are the Man!!!
    Thanks

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  13. thx a lot mate i really appreciate
    was quite easy with your help :)
    Thx

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  14. I was able to install Cisco PacketTracer6.0 with no issues running Linux Mint 16 "Petra" based off your instructions. Thank you the tutorial.

    Rick

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  15. thanks, it works :)
    but how to uninstall it?

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  16. Please CLI routers is a bug. small arrow to the course is a little ahead of where the letter actually arises, any solution for this?

    Ronny-Brasil

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  17. I installed Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 64bit then I did "sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk" I get Unable to fetch some archives,

    any ideas?

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  18. I installed Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 on my Ubuntu 13.0.4 but when I click on the Program, it does not run, then I ran sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk but it does not install the libraries. I get an error "W: Failed to fetch HTTP://us.archive.ubutntu.com [IP: 91.189.91.13.80]
    Any Ideas.

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    1. I think it should be a problem with your proxy or Internet connection. Please try to install some other packages.

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    2. Did you change Ubuntu source list?HTTP://us.archive.ubutntu.com Ubuntu is not spelled correctly.

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  19. The link is down u.u

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    1. You are correct! http://us.archive.ubutntu.com is down i think.

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