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Old 08-10-2009, 04:37 PM   #1
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Installing an application from an ISO

I'm using Debian and have a language application in .iso format. Can the application be installed from an iso? I've mounted the iso to a folder in /tmp and can read the files but all there is, is documentation and some .rsd files. (The application is Rosetta Stone) Any insights?

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Rosetta stone is a Windows application, AFAIK. Was there any documentation with the ISO you're trying to install?
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There was some documentation but I haven't looked at it detail. Will check it out. There was a version for MAC with a .dmg extension so I thought maybe the .iso can be installed on Linux.
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Mount the iso in -o loop, which it sounds like you did. If it was linux based, then alien the .rpm's to .deb's. Or just dpkg -i package.deb. If it's windows based, try to run setup.exe in wine. Or whatever the installation application goes by. Not that it will work, but it's hard to tell if you don't try. Autorun.inf should have some info on what it tries to run when you insert the disc in windows. You have to hold the shift down in windows when inserting the disc so it DOESN'T run if you have other plans. Not all windows apps work in wine, but some do. You might get lucky. Otherwise there's other versions that might also work. cedega / crossover office / ???. Otherwise run windows to run windows apps.


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