How to Install Adobe Reader from bin file in Ubuntu

1. Download the Adobe Reader

Go to to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. Make sure to download the .bin file.

2. Make it executable

Once the file downloaded, make it executable.

$ sudo chmod +x AdbeRdr9.3.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin

3. Start to install it

Now it is the time to start the installation.

$ sudo ./AdbeRdr9.3.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin
Extracting files, please wait. (This may take a while depending on the configuration of your machine)
This installation requires 145 MB of free disk space.
Enter installation directory for Adobe Reader 9.3.2 [/opt]
Installing platform independent files ... Done
Installing platform dependent files ... Done
Setting up libraries ... Done
Setting up desktop and menu icons ... Done
Setting up the browser plugin ... Done

It will be installed in /opt directory. You can change to other directory as you want.

A shortcut icon will be created in the Desktop. To run, just double click it.


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I’m currently working as a Software Engineer at WSO2, an open source software company. I hold an Engineering degree, majoring in Computer Science & Engineering field, from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
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11 Responses to How to Install Adobe Reader from bin file in Ubuntu

  1. Nasih says:

    thanks to you, i have finally installed Adobe Reader on my Ubuntu very easily. i’ve tried to install it using Terminal, thorugh Synaptic and by a few other methods before but failed.

    the only problem with the installation using your guide is, i can’t save it in /opt. i can’t even save it in my system file. i have to make one new folder in the user file to keep the Adobe files.

    anyway, thanks a lot for the guide. as long as it works, everything is just fine. πŸ™‚

  2. denjon says:

    πŸ™‚ thanks a lot for post. i am very new to ubuntu, and i don’t hv that much idea abt working in console. this post helped me a lot πŸ™‚ + πŸ™‚ + πŸ™‚

  3. Carl at FSJ says:

    New to thing called ubuntu and your topic helped greatly.

  4. vsnipz says:

    Thank you. Very helpful.

  5. pomer says:

    Thank you, good thing about ubuntu is there seems to plenty of friendly “free’ how to, nice

  6. Stefano says:

    Hi, I just followed ur post and this is what Terminal showed me:

    sg1@sg1-desktop:~/Desktop$ sudo ./AdbeRdr9.5.1-1_i486linux_enu.bin

    Extracting files, please wait. (This may take a while depending on the configuration of your machine)


    It seems like nothing installed.. any suggestion? Btw Thanks a lot πŸ˜‰


  7. Igal says:

    Thank you very much. Excellent help.

  8. I appreciate, cause I found just what I was having a look for.
    You’ve ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

  9. myname says:

    Thanks it was very useful

  10. Rajendra says:

    Thanks. It was very useful

  11. Jesus says:

    Thanks a lot.

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