adding a specific installation source
i read the post. Well i am a newbie to linux, so i'm still exploring. I had a similar problem. I tried to google for some information, but then did not find anything substantial. I am using a Mandriva 2010 Spring installation. I copied the CD to a directory in my hard-disk and wanted that directory to act as an installation source.
You can add this directory as an installation source. But for adding it you need to add the file called <genhdlist2> in the update manager. So using a terminal i did a "find . -name gen*' and i got the following results
anugraha@devd6 Mandriva_installation_DVD]$ find . -name gen*
I added the directory ./..../i586/media/main to the source for installation in the update manager.
This worked for me.
For other distros, i think you need to get the genhdlist2 file in the installation source and add that in the update manager for repository change.
Anugraha Sinha (email@example.com)