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Old 07-20-2003, 02:15 PM   #1
stuntdubl
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Asking for Installation Disks when Installing Software


Hey all,

I finally got my RH9 install going on an older PC (lookout here come the questions).....I'm real excited to be runnin' linux, but totally clueless.

My first question (probably of many)....is.....

when I go to install new software ( I downloaded opera and the xsmbrowser), it asks for the install disks. Can I copy these to the hard-drive so I won't be prompted for them, and if so where should I copy them to?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:29 PM   #2
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Are you asking about Installing from a Hard Drive or have you finished the install?

# Generate an ISO from a CD
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo.iso
# Mount CD iso images
mount /path/to/foo.iso /mnt/iso/ -t iso9660 -o ro,loop=/dev/loop0

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network
Manage software:
redhat-config-packages

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

Last edited by fancypiper; 07-20-2003 at 02:31 PM.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 03:11 PM   #3
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I think hes asking how to just copy the cd's to hard drive so he can load the data without putting in the cd when it prompts for it.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 03:21 PM   #4
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Then, it's

mount /path/to/<install cd requested ISO file> /mnt/cdrom -t iso9660 -o ro,loop=/dev/loop0
 
Old 07-20-2003, 03:21 PM   #5
stuntdubl
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Yup....I just want to be able to get the install files from the hard drive when I am prompted for them. I have my installation completed, but I am assuming it normally asks for installation cds when installing new software (for my first two new programs it did anyhow)


I have two primary purposes in setting up linux.....the first is two become more accustomed to the obviously superior operating system (I love open source), and the second is to backup my data from my win xp laptop. Firstly, I need to figure out how to run samba.....then figure out the best way to backup my data (probably about 2 gb of my docs which I could just overwrite new files every couple days) I design webpages, so it would be nice to not have to worry about losing files when my winblows machine bombs.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 03:45 PM   #6
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Assuming I was asked for install cd1, here is what I would do. Open up an x terminal and give these commands:
Code:
fancy@uilleann $ su -
Password: 
root@uilleann # mount /pub/shrike-i386-disc1.iso /mnt/cdrom -o loop=/dev/loop0
root@uilleann # umount /mnt/cdrom                                 
root@uilleann #
Of course, the umount command would be used when the package manager is finished with that CD.

Last edited by fancypiper; 07-20-2003 at 03:50 PM.
 
  


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