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Old 12-10-2007, 07:09 AM   #1
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Question How do i run an exe file from a cdrom?

Hi all, I am so new to linux, it's frightning! a simple thing like installing a program from a cdrom has me stumped.

I'm using Red Hat can someone guide me or show me where i can get a tutorial on the subject?

Thanks in advance
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:23 AM   #2
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Are you trying to install a program or run an .exe file.

Since you say that you are so new to Linux, here is a little bit of information. MS program run with .exe file, but not Linux. If you are trying to install a Linux program, you can look for a .rpm file or a .tar.* file. The choice of one or the other is up to everyone's matter.

If you are trying to run a MS program, you will need to simulate a windows environment under Linux. You can do so with "wine" program. "Wine" will let you simulate a windows environment under Linux, but the execution might me slightly different then what you know it under MS. It might be a little slow or unstable, for example.

To install wine on your machine, you will need to find wine on the net at this address for example

Then from a terminal, like "xterm", being the super user (root), you will need to write
rpm -Uhv wine_version.rpm
The machine should take over the rest of the installation.

Once wine is installed, you can simulate a windows environment and run .exe file.

I hope my little explanation was clear enough.

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Thumbs up Thanx

thankyou fatra2, I will download wine and try your suggestions, knowing that linux uses rpm and not ms i can now understand what was happening,

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First, always use the package manager to install software. WINE (discussed above) should be available through the package manager. (Or it might already be installed.)

What version of RedHat are you using?

What software do you want to install/run? It is possible that it will not work in WINE, but will work with CrossOver (The commercial version of WINE)

The best solution will always be to find a Linux equivalent.....
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Hi pixellany, The version i think is Red Hat EL4 and i'm trying to install a cd that came with my motherboard, software like Lan Desk Manager etc



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