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I am using Lubuntu 13.04.

How can I install programs from a Live CD from chroot?

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Actually Live CD consists of very Limited software that needed to install a basic Ubuntu System with required software.All the software will be available in .DEB format and you can install those software in your system if you want.

Simply copy that software somewhere in your directory and then open your terminal and cd to that directory.

If you want to install all those packages once then simply

sudo dpkg -i *.deb will help you.

If you want to install application by application then do as

sudo dpkg -i <place the file name here >.deb

hope that helps.

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so if I download the. deb file I can install in my old ubuntu through access with chroot? – EnimeZ Jul 1 '13 at 15:21
No need of chroot here , you can do it with 2nd command I have mentioned – Raja Jul 1 '13 at 16:39
thankx so much !!!! – EnimeZ Jul 2 '13 at 4:17

No, you can not use chroot to install software on a current system. chroot is a wrapper that allows you to change the root directory so anything inside the chroot can not change (or even see) your system. Basically you put the software in a jail and it can not do anything outside that jail.

A popular example of a chroot is to create your own installation Ubuntu Live DVD. You download an Ubuntu ISO, create a pseudo filesystem with chroot and then mount the ISO so you can alter its contents and, when done, burn the ISO to a DVD.

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