View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing software to installed system via livecd

March 4th, 2010, 07:31 PM
I am having trouble installing HPLIP (all versions) onto my system. When I go to configure the source code, it goes into a loop checking for a BSD install. So, to get around this I want to try and install HPLIP onto the system via a livecd. How would I go about doing this?

March 4th, 2010, 07:50 PM
Try inserting livecd and open your Software Sources menu and selecting the cd as where to install from. Then try and install that package again.

March 4th, 2010, 07:56 PM
I don't know the exact details of this, but I think you'd use something called chroot

Any reason in particular you think a live CD installation would be more successful than the normal installation?

March 4th, 2010, 08:48 PM
Why do you need to get it from anywhere other than the repos, or if you must have the very latest version, as a binary .run file from HP direct. There should be no need to use source code for hplip for ubuntu.