That’s how OALD7’s Successfully Installed on amd64!!

😀 Well.. . as crazy as if sounds .. . I finally managed to Break the Code! 😛

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Anyway! Coming to the point. I looked for answers like almost everywhere and couldn’t really find even one…! Finally I went deep and mined some stuff, similar issues that the gamers were facing. Hail Loki.

#1 (regular usage)

$ ./
Verifying archive integrity… All good.
Uncompressing ……………………..
This installation doesn’t support glibc-2.1 on Linux / x86_64

#2 (using x86 emulation)

$ linux32 ./
Verifying archive integrity… All good.
Uncompressing ……………………..
/home/nikunj/.setup5913: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Couldn’t load ‘atal’
The setup program seems to have failed on x86/glibc-2.1

Both the times it said:
Please contact Loki Technical Support at
The program returned an error code (1).

Anyway. ‘linux32’ should’ve ideally worked but .. . . there was more.


#1. To run 32-bit apps on 64-bit Linux, you first need to install these prerequisite packages:

$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk ia32-libs-sdl dpkg-dev

#2. Then I downloaded the i386 package from the Ubuntu site.

#3. Deflate (Unzip/Un… hmm… Deb?) the libgtk1.2_1.2.10-18.1build2_i386.deb (right-click and extract) and then go inside the folder hence created. Deflate data.tar.gz and go inside ./usr,

$ cd libgtk1.2_1.2.10-18.1build2_i386/usr/lib (in short)

#4. Now we need to copy the files (lib? Modules?) to the location where OALD7 desires to find it!

$ sudo cp -v -i * /usr/lib32

#5. Try installation now. [ERROR. still?]
(Even after that another library was required)

$ linux32 ./

Verifying archive integrity… All good.
Uncompressing ……………………..
/home/nikunj/.setup6372: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Couldn’t load ‘atal’
The setup program seems to have failed on x86/glibc-2.1

#6. Then I downloaded two i386 packages for the Ubuntu site.

Follow the same procedure (#3-5) for libglib1.2ldbl_1.2.10-19build1_i386.deb

😀 and voilà .. . 😛 this is what you get! Don’t kill me 😛

Looks Kinda…  hmm….Nude!!

I don’t know why but just couldn’t see any TEXT 😐 I closed my eyes, trusted my senses and from the last time I installed it without this ‘Chick Chick’. Pushing the third Check-Box would save all the Sounds etc and makes it offline! 🙂 DO THAT.

Finally 😀 ….. Legen — wait for it —- Dary!!!

OALD8 installation is like so easy. Works Great! But I like the UI of v7 better! 🙂

OALD8 looks Light W8! (Rhyme?)

Update (2012-09-19):

For OALD8 on Ubuntu 12.04 Amd64

#1 Dependencies

$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk ia32-libs-sdl dpkg-dev

#2 Mount the ISO/CD

using Furious ISO Mount Tool, etc!

#3 Begin Installation

Go to the mount directory

$ cd linux

$ linux32 ./



No Sound?

Try padsp – PulseAudio OSS Wrapper:

padsp starts the specified program and redirects its access to OSS compatible audio devices (/dev/dsp and auxiliary devices) to a PulseAudio sound server.

$ padsp path-to-the-oald8


$ padsp ‘/home/nikunj/oald8/oald8’


Create a Shell-Script on the Desktop


padsp ‘/home/nikunj/oald8/oald8’

Make it executable. Also, optionally set the ICON from: /home/nikunj/oald8/chrome/icons/default/main-window.xpm

#3 (adjust)

Annoying Dialog: Click OK to download Plugin

Click Cancel. Yeah! Adjust! 😛

Update (2012-09-20)

Just copied and pasted it to my brand new Linux Mint.

It didn’t work by default.

/ 166: ./ ./oald8-bin: not found

So all I had to do was install the libraries.

$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk ia32-libs-sdl dpkg-dev



17 thoughts on “That’s how OALD7’s Successfully Installed on amd64!!

  1. yeah i remember how happy u were after implementing , oops installing OLAD7 😀 😀
    So u blogged after such a long time :-\. Waiting for your blog on android :):)
    happy blogging 😀

  2. 😛 LOL. Android is coming up soon 😛

    Yeah. Its a total pleasure…! Abhi updated the blog! 🙂
    Thanks for following my Awesome blog. I promise you… One day… 🙂 you’ll get Awesome too 😀 😀 Keep Reading! JK. bye

  3. Hi , i am using debian-squeeze 6.0.0
    I mounted the oald7 iso then ran ‘’
    I got libgrk1.2 not found so I installed ‘libglib1.2ldbl_1.2.10-19_i386.deb libgtk1.2-common_1.2.10-18.1_all.deb libgtk1.2-common_1.2.10-18.1_all.deb’ then I got not found so installed libxp6_1.0.0.xsf1-2_i386.deb .Installation was succesful.
    Now when I run oald7 I don’t get any error messages neither any window. What should I do ?

  4. my computer is pentium3 , 1GHz , 384MB RAM

    I deleted /sur/local/oald & oald7 binary file then reinstalled from iso simply by ‘/media/OALD7/linux/’ .
    My configuration window wasn’t bare (Thank God! which helped me see where files are being copied in previous seeming successful install).
    OALD7 now runs smooth . Trying again worked.
    Anyway , this may be useful for somebody stuck like I was. Thank You.

    • Well its embarrassing.. but I have never seen Slack .. in my entire life. Will soon install it on my VirtualBox & share d results. Though I see no reason why it shouldn’t work.

  5. Sadly, this didn’t work for me. It says (w/ linux32):
    “This installation doesn’t support unknown on Linux / x86”

    uname -a
    Linux WORLD 2.6.38-11-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 12 21:17:25 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    linux32 uname -a
    Linux WORLD 2.6.38-11-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 12 21:17:25 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

    I also tried it on Linux Mint Debian Edition and got the same results. 😦

    • You know what… a few days back I was trying to do the same thing myself on Ubuntu 11.04 but it didn’t work. I opened this post to check if I was doing everything right. It just didn’t work. I got the exact same error. I guess it has something to do with other libraries. Anyway, I was in a hurry – checked VirtualBox – Windows XP was up – visited Torrentz – found the Crack – got it to work.

      I wonder why isn’t there a proper dictionary for Linux.
      Try installing OALD8 Petr.

  6. OK, I got it to work!
    Basically what I did is copy the installed files from a 32 bit istallation:

    cp -a root32/usr/bin/oald7 /usr/bin
    cp -a root32/usr/local/oald7 /usr/local/

    (root32 = path to where I mounted the root of a 32 bit ubuntu linux installation with oald7 on it )
    I just did it a couple of minitues ago and it works. True I have been tinkering with some 32 bit libraries in my 64 bit installation, so that might’ve helped.

    Anyway, for people who try to do this in the future:
    Install oald7 on a 32 bit linux installation and copy the installed files as shown above.

    It is probable that 32 bit libraries will be required too (synaptic, old repositories). I think the application will say what it needs. 🙂

  7. Hi
    I have Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon) installed on my laptop.
    I installed OALD8 by: linux32 ./ and it completed.
    But just an icon on my desktop which when I double click on it the message: Untrusted Application Luncher appears.
    Then? I exhusted and quit. I am not a hacker and I spend hours on the web, reading texts like yours to learn how to deal with Linux; but it’s tiresome.

    • I understand 🙂

      I think its all about the feeling that you get when you finally get things working the way you want. You just need to keep trying 🙂

      I am running OALD8 on Linux Mint 14 (xfce). Its working fine for me (just that the pronunciation isn’t fixed yet. But soon it will be :-D).

      Please paste the error message that you are getting… here! And we can take it forward from there.

      And Trust me when I say it, “OALD8 is pretty trustworthy”!

      • I said when I double click on it this message appears.

        Thanks for following the problem.

    • Hey. You must ignore the pop-up.
      Create a text file ( as I mentioned towards the end of the post) and make it executable. Run it!

      Instead of /home/nikunj you need to put the install directory.

      Finally say:
      $ chmod u+x

      Hope this would work for you if the installation was successful.

      • Thank you! It worked. But I don’t know how to make an executable script.
        I will search and solve it.
        I installed gnash; but still have problem with shockwave flash player.
        I’m not a geek as you! 🙂
        Thanks again.

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