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I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a desktop system and I have an .iso file of Edubuntu 12.04, can I install Edubuntu packages in Ubuntu 12.04 from Edubuntu's iso file? That desktop system has no internet connection.

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No internet connection or slow internet connection? – Tachyons May 10 '12 at 12:10
No internet connection.. – MahboobeAlam May 10 '12 at 12:35

There are many ways you can do this. Here are two:

  1. You can open the ISO file using the archive manager (right click on the file and select Open With Archive Manager). The packages are inside the pool directory.

  2. Using the terminal, you can type this command:

    sudo mount -o loop,ro "/path/to/the/image.iso" "/path/to/the/mount/point"

    "/path/to/the/image.iso" is the location of your ISO file, while "/path/to/the/mount/point" is the location of an empty directory. After issuing the command, you will find the ISO files inside that directory. Again, the packages are inside pool.

Note that the pool directory contains some core packages. Other packages are not shipped inside the CD nor in any installation (because this would double size it).

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the packages that i need are not there in pool directory for example gocompris, kalzium, kturtle etc etc. the pool directory only has some system packages like kernel, ndiswrapper, pygtk, and wvdial etc. – MahboobeAlam May 10 '12 at 12:59
Oh, that's unfortunate. I've updated the question with the answer. If you really need those packages, you ought to create an ad-hoc CD (or some other device) from a computer with an Internet connection. – Andrea Corbellini May 10 '12 at 18:48

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