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Old 11-13-2007, 03:02 PM   #1
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New Install FC8 won't update -- dvd rom ???


Hi, Firstly I have to admit that I am a complete newbie to Linux.

My problem is, I've just installed FC8 onto my old pc using the dvd version. On first boot up it suggests I install updates. When I try to do this it pops up with "insert CD -- Please insert Fedora 8 (disc 1) into your cd drive". I insert the dvd i used to install FC8 into the dvd drive but it does not recognise it and therefore will not carry out the updates. Can anyone suggest (in very simple terms) if and what changes need to be made in order to get the dvd drive working.

Many Thanks

Schmitt

Last edited by Schmitt; 12-30-2007 at 04:14 PM.
 
Old 11-13-2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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Go to your software update manager and uncheck the local install or upgrade feature then you can go online and update. The local install is a new feature in Fedora 8
 
Old 11-16-2007, 04:36 PM   #3
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Thanks, that worked a treat. But why did it not see my fc8 dvd?
 
Old 11-17-2007, 03:26 PM   #4
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Where is the Software Update Manager?

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Go to your software update manager and uncheck the local install or upgrade feature then you can go online and update. The local install is a new feature in Fedora 8
How do I go to the Software Update Manager. I can't find it.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 04:27 PM   #5
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From the desktop screen :-

Applications -> System Tools -> Software updater.

Then remove the tick box for local install. I think its the top selected tick box.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 03:00 AM   #6
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No tick box

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From the desktop screen :-

Applications -> System Tools -> Software updater.

Then remove the tick box for local install. I think its the top selected tick box.
That's what I did - Applications => System Tools => Software updater - and what I get now is an alert saying Retrieving software information. When that's ready I get a window called Package Updater without tick box.

Maybe that's because earlier on I managed to install the updates in the Terminal: yum -y install

At some point I also unchecked the box Updater => Repository => Media Install, but I do not remember this exactly, because once you've done this, you can not check it again (the information isn't shown again).
 
Old 11-22-2007, 06:12 AM   #7
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Disable Fedora-install-media.repo

Here is something to try:

Go to /etc/yum.repos.d and edit Fedora-install-media.repo (you'll probably need root privileges). At the end of this file just add "enabled=0".

This disables the install media repository so the yum updater will no longer look there for dependencies.
 
Old 12-19-2007, 06:48 PM   #8
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recognizing the DVD

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Thanks, that worked a treat. But why did it not see my fc8 dvd?
Did you wait long enough for the system to pop up the dialog box asking what you wanted to do with the DVD? If not, it is at that point (you can cancel the dialog box) that the system recognizes the DVD and you can click ok that you have inserted the DVD.

john
 
Old 12-30-2007, 03:38 PM   #9
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Hi
I´m a total newbie to linux also and have just installed fedora 8 from the APC magazine front disc...

I had the same issue and resolved it by going into the software updater, when it asks for the CD (I used DVD-ROM so it doesn´t recognise it) click on ¨repositories¨ and then take the tick out of ¨Install Media¨.

click on OK and it should now start working...

cheers
Nick
 
Old 01-04-2008, 02:45 PM   #10
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Question install-media.repo

My problem is the opposite. I have a machine which is not internet connected, and I cannot add software from the install media. There was no install-media.repo, I tried to create one using the other .repo files as a template, but I have not been able to put a valid url in for the CDROM. I know it should start with "file:", but beyond that I'm not sure.

file:/media/FC-6 i386 Disc 1

does not work, and adding quotes, adding /'s also does not work.
Can anyone give me a copy of the text which works?
 
Old 01-06-2008, 06:15 AM   #11
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You can use yum localinstall instead of creating a new repo file. You just need to locate the rpms on your install media (probably in a tar or zip package), then run something like this:

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yum localinstall /path-to-rpms
If it doesn't work directly from the dvd try copying into your home directory or something first.

There is more info on yum localinstall here...

http://fedoranews.org/mediawiki/inde...ll_packagename
 
  


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