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Old 02-07-2009, 10:32 PM   #1
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Red face how do I get programs to install from cd drive


I have just installed ubuntu 8.0.4 and I know nothing about how to get my programs from my cd`s, to install. I seem to get it to the desktop but can`t find the install program to make it function. Any help would be welcome.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 10:40 PM   #2
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Install

what kind of programs we talking about? If you have .exe (executables) they don't work on Linux.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 10:50 PM   #3
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I think most of them are exe.. Programs such as the install for drivers for the motherboard and sound card as I have no sound
 
Old 02-08-2009, 12:17 AM   #4
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I think most of them are exe.. Programs such as the install for drivers for the motherboard and sound card as I have no sound
a *.exe file IS A MICROSOFT EXECUTABLE and will ONLY run on xp or vista

also those drivers ( the linux ones) are already installed
ubuntu comes with all of the 3d party drivers
the one for your 3d card ( ati or nvidia) and your sound card
my "sound blaster "card works out of the box using pulse audio ( i use fedora)

this is about as much as i can help seeing as i don't run Ubuntu
BUT some system specs would help others

Is it a desktop or laptop?
is it a brand name ( HP,Dell,Sony,...)
what is the sound card ?
 
Old 02-08-2009, 12:34 AM   #5
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Thanks for that. my motherboard is Asus m2n68-vm with mad 64 x2 5000 sound card is nvidia gforce the CD rom is Lg the printer is a HPf228. and I can`t get their Cd to install,there in lies my problem
 
Old 02-08-2009, 01:52 AM   #6
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for a hp printer you use cups "common unix printing system"
there should be a gui tool for that using the Gnome desktop it " should" ? be
system /Administration /printer ??
or this
http://localhost:631/
click on the link and you will be on YOUR cups config for YOUR machine
you might want to read the ubuntu help
https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/index.html
 
Old 03-08-2009, 10:51 PM   #7
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I guess .exe will run even on linux. we just have to mount it to the system and run it using command

./filename

filename is the one with .exe extension. All the best
 
Old 03-09-2009, 01:02 AM   #8
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I guess .exe will run even on linux. we just have to mount it to the system and run it using command

./filename

filename is the one with .exe extension. All the best
What ???? if you have wine installed , them maybe.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 02:23 AM   #9
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Thumbs up hi john

i did n't get u what u said. Pls say clearly if possible.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 01:37 PM   #10
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A MS Windows *.exe requires " wine" to be installed and even then not all MS Windows .exe will install or run.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 03:31 PM   #11
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I think most of them are exe.. Programs such as the install for drivers for the motherboard and sound card as I have no sound
exe ... on Linux ... not happening buddy ... Sorry !

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