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    how do you install games from cd ?

    hello
    this is a very daft question, but how do you go about installing games from a disc ? when you stick a disc in the drive it shows up on the desktop, but how do you get it to install ?
    cheers.
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    Re: how do you install games from cd ?

    Which game, windows version linux version ?

    Sorry but with so few informations impossible to answer.

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    Re: how do you install games from cd ?

    sorry for the lack of info.
    i have a game called descent 3 for linux, and im also thinking about getting doom 3, anyway back to descent 3, its on 3 cd's the third being an expansion pack, according to the install instructions this is what i need to do to install it - Mount the Descent 3 CD and change the current directory to where
    it is mounted. Type 'sh setup.sh' to run the install script.

    e.g. Log in as root:
    $ mount /mnt/cdrom
    $ cd /mnt/cdrom
    $ sh setup.sh
    now i must be doing something wrong because it doesnt seem to work ?
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    Re: how do you install games from cd ?

    Quote Originally Posted by techno-mole View Post
    e.g. Log in as root:
    $ mount /mnt/cdrom
    $ cd /mnt/cdrom
    $ sh setup.sh
    now i must be doing something wrong because it doesnt seem to work ?
    insted of $ sh setup.sh just do
    $ sudo bash setup.sh
    it's gonna work this time

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    Re: how do you install games from cd ?

    tried the commands like you said, and it still doesnt work.
    cheers for the help though.
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    Re: how do you install games from cd ?

    Try ./setup.sh

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    Re: how do you install games from cd ?

    Ubuntu mounts to /media/ (not /mnt)

    Code:
    cd /media/cdrom
    sudo sh setup.sh
    Also, please post any errors you recieve when you try a suggestion and it doesn't work. No one can help you otherwise.
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