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I have bought Oxford Advanced Learners' 8 which come along with installation CD. In the cd they have linux installation option. But i can't install that in my ubuntu. When i run from my terminal i get the following error message:

The setup program seems to have failed on AMD64/unknown
Fatal error, no tech support email configured in this setup

Does anyone have idea about installing OALD 8 in Ubuntu x64?

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You can use it with Stardict. Run sudo apt-get install stardict to install stardict. Then copy and paste dictionary file from the CD to /usr/share/stardict/dic folder. – user224082 Nov 10 '13 at 3:44
See this ubuntuforums thread. It seems you need to install libgtk2.0-0 (for 12.04) and libcanberra-gtk-module – user224082 Nov 10 '13 at 4:31
Which file is the dictionary file? – Thomas Ahle Feb 18 '14 at 16:16
What are the contents of directory from which you are trying to install it. List all the files. It is necessary to know the file type!! – Saurav Kumar Apr 9 '14 at 18:06

For OALD8 on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, try the following instructions:

1 Dependencies

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk ia32-libs-sdl dpkg-dev

2 Mount the ISO/CD

using Furious ISO Mount Tool, etc!

3 Begin Installation

Go to the mount directory

cd linux

linux32 ./



No Sound?

Try padsp – PulseAudio OSS Wrapper:

padsp starts the specified program and redirects its access to OSS compatible audio devices (/dev/dsp and auxiliary devices) to a PulseAudio sound server.

padsp path-to-the-oald8


padsp ‘/home/nikunj/oald8/oald8′


Create a Shell-Script on the Desktop


 padsp ‘/home/nikunj/oald8/oald8′

Make it executable. Also, optionally set the ICON from: /home/nikunj/oald8/chrome/icons/default/main-window.xpm

3 (adjust)

Annoying Dialog: Click OK to download Plugin

Click Cancel. Yeah! Adjust! :P

Original tutorial by Nikunj Lahoti.

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – Mitch Apr 9 '14 at 18:04

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