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Old 02-23-2008, 06:39 AM   #1
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how to install new softwares in linux(ubuntu)?

i have installed ubuntu linux . i need to install new softwares in that are already in my computer in other locations. hepl me to install the softwares. for example :
i install linux in c:
i have a software like abcd.def in e:
how to install that software?

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The default method for SW installation should always be the package manager (Adept or Synaptic). If something is not available there, then there are at least three common methods:
package (eg .rpm, .deb)
install script
compile from source

If the software is written for Windows, then you can often (but not always), get it working with WINE.

In general, don't assume that you can just copy files from other partitions.

If you tell us the specific software / filename, we can give more specific help.

Note: Linux doesn't use drive letters (C, E, etc.) Partitions will show up as /dev/sda1, /dev/hda2, etc.
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I think I know what you have done.Will you please tell us how did you install your Ubuntu,what version,and what do you see on your boot screen when starting pc?
Also can you post your disk configuration?


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