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Old 05-31-2010, 09:31 PM   #1
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Installing additional files fr/Ubuntu 10.04 LiveCD?

Hi--Ubuntu noob here, with a very basic question:

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 from the LiveCD--smooth install, OS looks great--elegant.

Now, since I have to use dial-up, I need to install additional files from the LiveCD that aren't installed by default:

[LiveCD]:\pool\main\w\wvdial\ wvdial_1.60.3_i386.deb
[LiveCD]:\pool\main\w\wvstreams\ [3 sw packages]

How do I get these files from the CD, and make them run on the Ubuntu installation? I've checked in the UI, and see various terms I don't yet understand. Do I extract the packages? Or do I open a pgm in Ubuntu, in which I specify the path to the files on the CD?

I'm going to use an external USRobotics 5637 USB modem that is supposed to work in Linux; just need to configure Ubuntu for this. I have the ISP DNS server numbers and modem is ready. I've seen online info, but I'm stuck at this very basic step.

Thanks for help!
Old 05-31-2010, 09:35 PM   #2
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I don't use Ubuntu directly, so this is a little fuzzy:

Open up Software Sources (on the menu somewhere, probably under Admin). Do you see anything in there about a CD / DVD source? If so, make sure it's enabled and just go to Synaptic Package Manager (or Add/Remove Programs), do a search for "wv" and add the packages.

If you have an Internet connection you can skip the CD and just go through Add/Remove Programs.

If you don't have an Internet connection and the first thing fails, you can put the CD in. A window or icon should appear that will list the files on it. Navigate to your .deb files and double-click them. This should pop up an installer for them (but if you don't have it's dependencies already you're going to be in for some fun finding the .debs on the CD).
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:20 AM   #3
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Thank you, AlucardZero [and sorry for this delayed reply].

I'm using Synaptic Package Manager, which seems a little buggy, but I'll keep trying.

I read somewhere else that Add/Remove Programs was removed from Ubuntu 10.04.


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