I bought an HP mini that runs on Linux and for some reason the java will work with some sites, but not with others. I went to the Java website and tried to verify the java version and it said that I do NOT have the recommended version. I download it, but can not figure out how to install it. The instructions say:

To install the Linux RPM (self-extracting) file

Follow these instructions:

1. At the terminal: Type:
2. Enter the root password.
3. Change to the directory in which you want to install. Type:
For example, to install the software in the /usr/java/ directory, Type:
cd /usr/java

Note about root access: To install Java in a system-wide location such as/usr/local, you must login as the root user to gain the necessary permissions. If you do not have root access, install Java in your home directory or a subdirectory for which you have write permissions.
4. Change the permission of the file you downloaded to be executable. Type:
chmod a+x jre-6u<version>-linux-i586-rpm.bin
5. Start the installation process. Type:

This displays a binary license agreement. Read through the agreement. Press the spacebar to display the next page. At the end, enter yes to proceed with the installation.

I cant figure this out. How do I get to the "terminal"? Am I installing the correct java app? If I am, How do I actually get it installed?

The System tab says:

Release 1.0 (None)
Kernel Linux 2.6.24-19-lpia
GNOME 2.22.3

Memory: 1001.7
Processor 0: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz
Processor 1: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz

System Status:
Available Disc Space: 1.8GiB
I tried to find / open the terminal on this machine and instructions on the websites provided and ctrl+alt+F1 simply didnt work. I think maybe its a shortened version since this is an HP mini, its only for internet and music… the programs are extremely limited.

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