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Old 10-05-2006, 05:54 PM   #1
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Install programs from old cd's

I just installed Mandriva to an extra computer. I have a complete set of 8 discs for a Mandrake 7.5 that I never used. There are a lot of programs on those discs that should work with the newer op system. What is the best way to install them?

I am new at Linux, so simple is better (for now)

Thanks in advance.
Old 10-05-2006, 05:57 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by AL9226
There are a lot of programs on those discs that should work with the newer op system.
I might disagree with that. Most of those programs were probably updated and now use newer libraries. The old programs will most likely look for the old libraries and upchuck. You're better off using newer versions of the old programs.


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