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Old 10-23-2016, 05:35 PM   #1
jumperger
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How to bring old program to new Linux?


Hi,
as a unconfirmed Linux user I need your help.

I'm using a program on Lubuntu 10.04.4 LTS on an old PC.
Now for security I want to use my program on an newer mainboard.

Installation is made by a bootable CD-Rom.
1. the Lubuntu system is installed
2. system restarts and the CD-Rom is ejected.
3. system boots from the freshly installed Lubuntu and automaticaly installs my program .
4. at every reboot the PC enters automaticaly the program.

When I install to a new mainboard, the installation fails. After trying to update to precise, the program started once. Conclusion : the new mainboard needs an actual Linux.
After rebooting the system falls back to 10.4 , the updates are gone. System crashes.

Now I thought it would be best to extract the installation files from my bootable CD-Rom,
Install the actual Lubuntu to my PC , copy the program files to the new Linux-PC and install them manually.

Could you guide me to the informations needed to do this or help me to do it.

The PC needs to run this only program, nothing else, the program controls some hardware conected to the parallel port.
If I'm posting in the wrong section , please guide me to thr right one.
Thanks for your help
jumperger
 
Old 10-24-2016, 06:33 AM   #2
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It would be easier to install 12.04 (or 14.04) then install your program but without knowing anything i.e. what libraries it needs etc it is impossible to say if it will work.
 
Old 10-24-2016, 06:49 AM   #3
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... then install your program ...
That's exactly my problem, I do not know how to install the program on an existing system.
Booting my installation CD-Rom over-writes the existing system with lubuntu 10.04.4 LTS and afterwords tries to install the program.

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Old 10-24-2016, 07:00 AM   #4
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By setting your system to not boot from the CD/DVD drive first you will be able to examine the disc and then run just the program installer or copy it to the hard drive. Again without knowing anything about the program or its dependencies it is very difficult to provide help.
 
Old 10-24-2016, 07:34 AM   #5
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You will need to give more details on what you are doing as asked above.

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. system boots from the freshly installed Lubuntu and automaticaly installs my program .
I've never used any Linux system which would automatically "install" any program without user input. Run a program on boot, sure.

When you tried to install to the system with the new mainboard, were you using the old 10.04 then doing an update to 12.04.
Specifics on what happened, any error messages or warnings.

Some might disagree but, Lubuntu is an "actual Linux" operating system so I'm not sure what you mean by that. Are you using some modified minimal installation media or just the standard Lubuntu?

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Now I thought it would be best to extract the installation files from my bootable CD-Rom,
Install the actual Lubuntu to my PC , copy the program files to the new Linux-PC and install them manually.
Why, if you only need one program? Why not install a supported version of Lubuntu or some other Linux on the new system board?
If you indicated which program you are using, someone may be familiar with it and be able to help. From your initial post, it is apparently something that comes with a default Lubuntu.
 
  


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