Installing playonlinux

Hi
I am trying to install ms excel through playonlinux.
I am aware of the linux alternatives, however I am used to ms apps and learning a new thing might take time.
So when I try to install playonlinux through octopi, add/remove software or apper, it says it is either invalid or corrupted package.
Here is my inxi output

System:
Kernel: 5.15.13-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=55ad2dc2-c093-4bbf-a6b9-f8f27f5449b0 rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81MT v: Lenovo V145-15AST
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo V145-15AST
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: No DPK serial: <superuser required>
UEFI-[Legacy]: LENOVO v: 8ZCN27WW(V2.06) date: 01/12/2021
Battery:
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 23.2 Wh (100.0%) condition: 23.2/30.0 Wh (77.2%)
volts: 8.5 min: 7.5 model: 0x53 0x4D 0x50 0x00 0x31 0x PABAS0241231
type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full cycles: 504
CPU:
Info: model: AMD A6-9225 RADEON R4 5 COMPUTE CORES 2C+3G bits: 64 type: MCP
arch: Excavator family: 0x15 (21) model-id: 0x70 (112) stepping: 0
microcode: 0x6006705
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 192 KiB
desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x64 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 2x1024 KiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2797 high: 2799 min/max: 1300/2600 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: ondemand cores: 1: 2799 2: 2796
bogomips: 10380
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Stoney [Radeon R2/R3/R4/R5 Graphics] vendor: Lenovo
driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 00:01.0 chip-ID: 1002:98e4 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Syntek EasyCamera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-1.3:4
chip-ID: 174f:241a class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0")
s-diag: 414mm (16.3")
Monitor-1: eDP res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 101 size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6")
diag: 394mm (15.5")
Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
Device-1: AMD vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:01.1 chip-ID: 1002:15b3 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Family 15h Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:09.2 chip-ID: 1022:157a class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.13-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.43 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Lenovo driver: rtw_8821ce v: N/A modules: rtw88_8821ce port: 2000
bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:c821 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-1.2:3 chip-ID: 0bda:c024 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 7 state: down
bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes
address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 22.52 GiB (2.4%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: MQ04ABF100
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: 0E scheme: MBR
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%)
used: 22.52 GiB (2.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-2: /home raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%)
used: 22.52 GiB (2.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%)
used: 22.52 GiB (2.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%)
used: 22.52 GiB (2.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 3.72 GiB used: 1.31 GiB (35.2%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 82.4 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 82.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 245 Uptime: 23h 34m wakeups: 59 Memory: 3.72 GiB
used: 2.6 GiB (69.8%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1475 lib: 401 Shell: fish
v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.11

Any help?

update with either the Konsole or through Garuda assistant, reboot, and try again. If that doesn't work, please read Issues with “signature is marginal trust” or “invalid or corrupted package”

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It worked..!! I was able to install it. But is there a way to install ms excel ?
Because it has only preview one.

Excel is part of the MS Office series and there is quite a few versions listed there. Supported software - PlayOnLinux - Run your Windows applications on Linux easily!

I went ahead and tried installing ms office. After I click install, it asks either setup file in my computer or use a dvd rom. I clicked setup file and it asks me to opt for the setup file to run where I'm stuck at. Can you tell how to proceed?

Umm... not sure what you are trying to get at exactly :sweat: .Do you own said software? Not going to work without it.

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I'm trying to install ms excel in particular but as it has only viewer application where I can only view .doc file, I need ms excel where I can edit as well. I learnt that it comes with ms office so I'm trying to install ms office through playonlinux.
When I try to search ms office and try installing the latest ms office suit, it shows a window where I'm asked to choose an installation method. One among them is to use a setup file in my computer. When I go ahead it asks me to browse a setup file to run.
I need to know what I must do next.
Hope you get it.

If you do, you have a setup file or a link to M$ or a DVD, etc.
If you don't, we should close it here, becuase we cannot go any further if this is about trying to install illegal copies...

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