executing programs from dos drives

I need to know how to run programs from other drives and partitions.and also i need to know how to install programs from cdroms.also getting the right to execute programs
gary102699Asked:
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rbrCommented:
In general you should have rights the read and execute programs from any dos partitions. If not and you are not root you have to ask your superuser to set it.
mount the drive or cdrom you want. Enter the directory and type ls -l
All programms which have a
---------x should be excutable for you.

Try ./programm
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gary102699Author Commented:
please give more detailed imformation
on how to execute programs from dos drives. all my drives are mounted and i'm using this in my home and i should be the root .I don't understand linux very good and it is my first time user it,so if you could explain it step by step i will most likely understand it.thanks Gary
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rbrCommented:
To execute a programm enter the directory where the program is with cd /dir and start the programm with ./programm

Do you want to run a DOS programm under linux. What kand of programm to you want to execute.
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gary102699Author Commented:
where would you type these commandsand how would
you get to it .suppose i wanted to run a program called poster and that it is on c drive and the executeable is poster.exe what would i type to execute this program and where to type it in.
please give me a sample.thanks gary                        
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rbrCommented:
poster.exe looks like a DOS programm for me since *.exe extension is not used in linux in general. You can^t execute a DOS programm in linux.
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gary102699Author Commented:
most programs i want to run are win95 0r win98. can you run these programs in linux. if so please tell me where to type the commands to execute these programs in great detail. thanks gary  
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rbrCommented:
You can^t run windows 9x programs in linux.
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