This post is very old and outdated. I do not have access to the latest versions of Packet Tracer and therefore have no way to continue to assist with installation. If somebody has a recent copy of Packet Tracer they could provide to me, I would be happy to see if I can get it working and document the steps.
If you are trying to install Cisco’s PacketTracer on a 64-bit Linux dist, you would be suprised it isn’t supported…
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UPDATE: This will now work on Debian, Crunchbang, Ubuntu, and any other Debian-based Linux Distro. I have found the key package to make it work and added it to the installation script.
Attn: Debian Users:
In order for this tutorial to work, you must be able to run the sudo command as done below, or you must run the code below to log in as root:
If you are trying to install Cisco’s PacketTracer on a 64-bit Linux dist, you would be suprised it isn’t supported, but we have found a workaround which did the job beautifully. This article applies to PacketTracer version 5.3.2 but may work on future versions as well.
I was originally going to write a tutorial to make this happen, however I figured a shell script would be just as easy to write. So follow these instructions:
Download the Files
Go to Cisco’s website at http://cisco.netacad.net, login, and download PacketTracer to your home directory (the directory which uses your name).
Next, download PacketTracerx64Hack.sh – it is the shell script that does all the work for you. Put this file in the same home directory where you downloaded PacketTracer.
Start the Installation of Packet Tracer
Open up gnome-terminal (or the terminal of your choice) and do this:
Hacking It to Force it to Install
Press Enter, Read through the agreement (or if you have before, just press the space bar until you hit 90% and then use the Enter key (DO NOT PRESS Y) to go the rest of the way down). Do NOT press anything else though. At this point, you will want to run the shell script that you downloaded (open up a new terminal to do this):
It should do the rest of the work and then you can run PacketTracer by either going to the GUI menu > Internet > Cisco PacketTracer or by running the following:
(the installer will initially run PacketTracer for you automatically)
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To Uninstall Packet Tracer
Uninstalling Packet Tracer is fairly easy. To do so, follow these steps:
sudo dpkg -r getlibs
If there are errors when you try to uninstall or it says packetracer is not installed:
You might see something like packettracer:i386. Therefore, replace the dpkg -r packettracer command with the following (make sure to be root or use sudo):