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Old 04-04-2004, 07:10 PM   #1
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Installing an RPM or Tar.GZ package on CDROM in Command Line.


I am a huge n00b. I am hoping someone here can help me. I have downloaded the tar.gz and the rpm packages off of Intel's site for my graphics card. I booted into the command prompt but I do not know exactly what to do.

What command do I use to mount the CD Rom?
What commands to untar or install the rpm?


BTW: It's Fedora Core 1, of course.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 07:27 PM   #2
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I've never used RH/Fedora. I think the command for installing an RPM in it is:

rpm -i path_to_file

As for unpacking tar.gz:

tar xvzf path_to_file
 
Old 04-04-2004, 07:29 PM   #3
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Ok, but how do I get to the CDROM ... what is the mount CD command...

and how do I change directory to it?
 
Old 04-04-2004, 07:31 PM   #4
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Oh, yeah - mounting the cdrom. It's probably already be mounted in /mnt/cdrom or something along those lines. Otherwise, try something like:

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
 
Old 04-04-2004, 07:32 PM   #5
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thnx for your help

*shuts down WinXP, and boots into Fedora*
 
Old 04-04-2004, 07:32 PM   #6
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You can just try:

cd /mnt/cdrom - to change to the directory
ls - to list the contents of the directory

See if the contents of the CD are displayed.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 07:52 PM   #7
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Hi there First to learn all about the mount command for your distro type man mount from your command prompt. When you have finished paging through the options or have read enough Hold the CTRL key and tap Z .

Now type man rpm CTRL-Z to leave.

Do you know the mount point for your CD? Hint - Look in the /mnt directory ( ls /mnt)

Nearly every command has a Manual associated with it and that is a great way to learn.
I'm always refering to them. Nothing is intuative.

I guess you know what I'm going to say for tar.gz :-)


man gzip

Have Fun,
Larry Keenan.

(Hey that was a long way to say Read The Fine Manuals.)
BTW Your final command will look something like rpm -i /mnt/cdrom/your.rpm
 
Old 04-04-2004, 09:43 PM   #8
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lol, i figured it out, but thnx anyway.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 04:40 PM   #9
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hello mr.linux.noob as ur quitting xp how about giving me your serial for it
 
Old 10-28-2008, 12:54 AM   #10
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Just wondering when U use rpm on a downloaded package do you have to be connected to the internet? or is everything you need in the package?
 
Old 10-28-2008, 02:04 AM   #11
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Don't resurrect threads from 2004. Start a new one.
You can use the CD or DVD as the repo src. Check your config. Depends on your distro; please add that to your profile.
 
  


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