Different Linux distributions use a variety of packaging methods, so it is difficult to gues what format they might be in on a CD.
If they are in .tar.gz format, copy them to your root directory and run
tar xvvf nameofpackage.tar.gz
If they are in a .bin file, copy them to your hard drive, make them executable
chmod +x nameofinstalller.bin
then launch the program
If they are in Debian package format (.deb), and you have a Debian-based distro run
dpkg -i packagename.deb
If they are in RPM format (.rpm), and you have a distro that uses RPM packages (OpenSUSE, Fedora, Red Hat, Mandriva), run
rpm -i packagename,rpm
Instructions STEP 1: Ground yourself with any professional grounding equipment you have. If you do not have professional grounding equipment, ground yourself by touching the power supply. STEP 2: Position hard drive in drive bay inside case. Secure it with screws. STEP 3: Connect data (ribbon) cable to back of hard drive. Align red band of cable with pin No. 1 on hard drive connector. STEP 4: Connect other end of data cable to IDE controller on motherboard. If you have two IDE controllers, use No. 1. STEP 5: Connect power cable from one of the connectors on power supply. STEP 6: Connect computer power cable to surge suppressor. Boot computer. STEP 7: Follow instructions in motherboard manual to set up hard drive in BIOS. STEP 8: Format the drive. Tips & Warnings If possible, do installation in an uncarpeted area. If you do not understand these instructions or lack good manual dexterity, have a qualified technician install the hard drive for you.
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