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Old 12-03-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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Installing apps in VirtualBox


I have been struggling with installing additional apps in Virtualbox, before I give up completely and return to a Dual boot, thought I would ask the experts.
I have installed VB in my Ubuntu 10.10 setup and it works fine. I can access the internet and download some apps, no problem. But I wish to install MS Publisher to allow me to print my .pub files, but cannot work out how to access a CD for installation.
Could someone please take my hand (or nose) and lead me to the promised land?
 
Old 12-03-2010, 06:47 PM   #2
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In the bottom panel of the VM you have a little CD icon. Do a right-click on it and choose the line that begins with "host drive". Now insert your CD into your hosts drive and install your software.
I would recommend to have a look at the really good manual.

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Old 12-03-2010, 07:34 PM   #3
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I would recommend to have a look at the really good manual.
Agreed. On this occasion I am in a real hurry trying to play catch up.
Thanks for your help.
 
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On this occasion I am in a real hurry trying to play catch up.
More haste, less speed. Festina lente.
 
  


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