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Old 08-21-2003, 10:06 AM   #1
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how to install off a cd


how do u install a program off a cdrom... note cdrom drive is mounted at /mnt/cdrom
just cant find which program runs the install process..
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:15 AM   #2
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Which distribution do you have? Is it the CD ROM which contains your distro or another?

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Old 08-21-2003, 10:17 AM   #3
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it's redhat linux 2.0, and the software is not the distro... it's just a program i need installed... im new to linux completely, so i dont know which files are the executables, etc.. just dont know how to run the install, or if u do it from the terminal.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:52 AM   #4
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if someone could just tell me what the extention for install files are.. or what to look for when browsing the cdrom drive that would help.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 11:54 AM   #5
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redhat linux 2.0
Wow, very old version of RedHat.

If the file has a RPM extension (.rpm), then you can use the rpm command:
Code:
rpm -iv package_name
If it has a .bin extension, then you can simply execute the file.
However, you may need to copy the file to the HD and set the permisions to execute.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 12:10 PM   #6
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this is what the cd has when i browse it:

a bunch of *.8** files ie: cca5.803
lscar
update.isi
update
upd.lst
newvers
oldvers
prodlist
relsize


ok so where would i copy these to, and/or how to install (install -i.... in terminal)?
 
Old 08-21-2003, 12:30 PM   #7
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First, you need to find out what type of files you have on the CD ( or at least the one that is executable).
The file command can tell you what type the file is, for example:
Code:
file anUnknownFile
 
Old 08-21-2003, 12:39 PM   #8
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well i copied the contents onto the drive... and there are less files now... all the .8** files went away, and i checked the remaining files. "lscar" is the only executable... but not sure how to execute it... all the others are ASCII except one is "English text"
 
Old 08-21-2003, 02:45 PM   #9
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so what to do?
 
  


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