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Old 11-08-2008, 01:16 PM   #1
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I am completely new to Linux and have tried to search for an answer to this, but my searches seem to all return tons of irrelevant stuff, so if someone can just point me to the right place, I would really appreciate it.

I have just installed Mandriva 2009 on two computers, an old Gateway laptop, and a server with a collection of parts from the local PC fixit shop. The systems both boot up, which is nice.

I now want to install Lotus Domino on the server and Lotus Notes on the laptop. The Lotus CD for Domino contains a tar file. It appears that inside the tar file is an iso file. I've tried to follow instructions on extracting this stuff, but it isn't appraent that I have even got it uncompressed, let alone installed.

I would appreciate some real simple instructions on how to get this software installed.
 
Old 11-08-2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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Forget about what is in the tar file for now.

Is this a tar file or a tar.gz file?

I would do the following:

1) Start an X-term (command line) session.

2) Create a directory for unpacking:

mkdir unpack_dir

3) Move the tar or gz file to this new directory:

mv some-file-name.tar unpack_dir

4) Go to this dir

cd unpack_dir

5) Untar the file.

a) tar -xzf some-file-name-tar.gz # if it's a zipped tar file or

b) tar -xf some-file-name-tar

6)

ls -l # to see what's there.

Now, as to blasting this iso image, you'll need to search your applications for something that will copy or write to a CD.

If you put a blank CD in your rw cd drive, something might pop up on your desktop and/or an application might start allowing you to blast the .iso image.
 
Old 11-08-2008, 04:49 PM   #3
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That was helpful. I now have an iso file in a directory on my hard drive. I want to install it, not put it on a cd. What do I do next?
 
Old 11-08-2008, 09:19 PM   #4
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you now normally go into the directory that was created and enter

su
enter root password

./configure
make
make install

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docvie...id=swg27007909

Last edited by ehawk; 11-08-2008 at 09:23 PM.
 
Old 11-08-2008, 09:56 PM   #5
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If you have the iso there, you should be able to mount it as root this way:
  1. cd into the relevant directory where the iso resides
  2. mkdir iso_dir
  3. mount -t iso9660 -o loop <isofile.iso> iso_dir

Now you should be able to see the contents of the iso in iso_dir/, cd into it, look around, read the install or readme files and proceed accordingly. Maybe there's an installation script inside or whatever. I don't really know.

To unmount it you'd do "umount iso_dir" once you are done. Mount and umount requires root privileges in this case.

Alternatively, you might want to install fuseiso if your distro supports it.

If you have fuseiso, the three steps above will only be two:
  1. cd into the relevant directory where the iso resides
  2. fuseiso -p <isofile.iso> iso_dir

Then "fusermount -u iso_dir" to unmount it. This doesn't require root privileges.
 
  


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