How do I install softwares from DVD/CD on Ubunto 7.10

Asked by rajdamu

I am using Unbuntu 7.10 and have some software on a DVD.
How do I install new softwares from a DVD.
I this particular case I have a runme.exe file on the media (DVD).

Any help is much appreciated.

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Hemanth (hemanth-hm) said :

 If its a Ubuntu DVD

      Go to Applications → Add/Remove...

      Set Show: to All available applications

      Search for ubuntu-restricted-extras and install it. Note that there is also xubuntu-restricted-extras (for Xubuntu) and kubuntu-restricted-extras (for Kubuntu.)

Or open the Terminal, and execute the following command:

      sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras


install wine
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

or download deb file from

and try running ur .exe files

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rajdamu (raj-damu) said :

is this for ubuntu 7.10 or 8.04?

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Dennis Dirdjaja (dcd-ditsch) said :

The description is for Hardy (Ubuntu 8.04) but Wine is also available for Gutsy (Ubuntu 7.10). Please keep in mind that not every software for Windows runs in Wine. Maybe it would be better to look for an equivalent in the Ubuntu repositories, if possible.

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