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Installing an Application from CDRom

By theword ·
Hi. How do you install an application from a cdrom on redhat linux? My problem is this:
1) I mount the cdrom, then I open the cdrom icon to visually see the folders and files listed.
2) I find the setup.exe folder to install the application, but all linux wants to do is open the application with some program, which I am supposed to pick. None work to execute the setup.exe.
3)So how do I install an application in general or specically using this process, or using the command prompt?
Thanks for your help: Pat

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by theword In reply to Installing an Application ...

4) Also, how does the cdrom start in automatic mode. It would be nice to that adjustment.
Thanks again

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by dmiles In reply to Installing an Application ...

Open the folders and look for the .inf file and right-click on the file and then select install from the menu,try each folder if the first one does not have install in the menu
To Auto Start
Click Start-->Settings-->Control Panel,double-click the System icon,select the Device Manager tab and then click the (+),next to CD-ROM,highlight your cd-rom and then click the properties button,select the Settings tab and be sure that a check mark is in the box next to Auto Insert Notification,click OK

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by theword In reply to Installing an Application ...

I found the other cdrom that was written for linux. Thanks though

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by theword In reply to Installing an Application ...

Hey there. Ya I tried the right click method, and got nothing for installing. Regarding the other suggestion, it doesnt pertain to linux, it pertains to windows.
Thanks just the same.

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by cpfeiffe In reply to Installing an Application ...

The quickest way to get by this one installation is to run it on the command line. That is sure to work, as long as the file you are trying to execute is ported for Linux. Just cd into the directory the cdrom is mounted to and the files are located in (you can probably determine this through the window manager that you are using to open the folder that setup.exe is in) and then just launch the executable

1) cd /cdrom/subfolder
2) ./setup.exe


If you have problems running it this way that means the file is not executable and perhaps there is another file you should be executing or this particular CD is not ported for Linux. This method should at least start the executable - you may receive errors after, like "file not found", "insufficent permissions" etc. Those are all adjustments you will need to make on your OS, but if it starts running anything you can be sure that you successfully executed the file.

I hope this helps.

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by theword In reply to Installing an Application ...

Hey goood advice, but what was really happening was that I got a cdrom that was written for window. I found the other one for linux.
Thanks though

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