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Old 09-06-2004, 09:33 AM   #1
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Unhappy Fedora Core 2 CD read problems


Hi everyone!

If I insert a CD into my CD-ROM it reads ok, and I can see all the files under Nautilus. But... Im trying to install a package from the FC2 Installation CD using the "Add/Remove appz" utility under "START \ System Configuration \ Add/Remove appz".

There, I selected the "mozilla-mail" package and then OK. It ask me for the Fedora Core 2 - CD 2, but when I insert it into my unit and clic OK, it says:

Unable to access to the disc.
Unable to read the disc. Please confirm the CD is inside the unit and try again.

Why does it happens? I can see all the content of the disc under Nautilus, the unit is mounted, but when Im trying to install a package it doesn't works.

Thankz in advance!
 
Old 09-06-2004, 11:48 AM   #2
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hoi,

maybe you have to umount the 1.st cd and remount the second,
when you switch cd's.

egag
 
Old 09-06-2004, 01:11 PM   #3
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i encounter the same problem with you.... i havent figure out why. what i dont to escape the problem is to mount the 2nd dics (or the 3rd, whichever it's needed) b4 clicking "add/remove app"
 
Old 09-06-2004, 01:28 PM   #4
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No... It doesn't read the 1st disc. Doesn't read any disc from "Add/Remove appz" . It asks me only for the DISC 2, and doesn't read it.

I don't know what to do! I need to install that package.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 02:29 PM   #5
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can you install packages from the first disc? or from disc 3 or 4? Try unmounting and mounting the discs by hand if you can.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 02:32 PM   #6
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I can't install packages from any disc. I mounted the disc manually and it doesn't work too.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 09:00 PM   #7
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do you mount /dev/cdrom under the default /mnt/cdrom path?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 09:03 PM   #8
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Ehmm I don't understand what you saying.

How do I mount dev/cdrom under mnt/cdrom ?

I have 3 units, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM. My CD-ROM is mnt/cdrom3.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 10:06 PM   #9
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actually i havent found the solution to the problem. my experience is to insert & mount the the required disk prior starting add/remove. it works for me. for your case, i m a newbie and just wonder whether fedora is idiot enough to seek /dev/cdrom only for installation
 
Old 09-07-2004, 08:27 AM   #10
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to mount disks or devices by hand you need to:
a) have support for them (either in the kernel or as a module/driver)
b) have a place to mount it (ex. /mnt/device You can create this with mkdir /mnt/<dev> where <dev> is the name of the folder/device)
c) mount it with "mount /dev/<dev> /mnt/<folder>" without the " and change <dev> with the device.

In most cases the cd-rom is located in hdc or hdd (hda and hdb is used for disks on the 1st IDE cable) so you can try "mount /dev/hdc /mnt/device" or "mount /dev/hdd /mnt/device" most likely you should hear the disk start spinning and see the message mount: block device /dev/hdc(/d) is write-protected, mounting read-only
 
Old 09-07-2004, 10:39 AM   #11
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Im going to do that. Ill tell you later.
 
  


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