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Old 03-19-2005, 01:48 AM   #1
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How emulate a CD DRIVE w/ ISO file?


I need to emulate the ISO drive so I can install parts of RHEL, mounting doesn't make it like a cd drive... wondering if there's a way?
 
Old 03-19-2005, 01:55 AM   #2
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export SETUP_CDROM=/mnt/iso
mount -t iso9660 /myiso.iso /mnt/iso

What is an ISO drive by the way? Is that new? :/
 
Old 03-19-2005, 02:15 AM   #3
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lol.. that is something new isn't it.. typo.. but i want Linux to see my ISO as a cddrive.. not as a folder.. can this be done?

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Old 03-19-2005, 02:42 AM   #4
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It's the same thing. You are thinking inside windows. That is not how linux or unix thinks. Everything is a directory. It does not give one drop a shit what somebody else calls it. It's a directory in linux.
 
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hmm why can't i add RHEL components? strange.. it keeps on asking me for the cd.... maybe there's an etc file i can edit?
 
Old 03-19-2005, 10:45 AM   #6
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AFIAK you can mount an iso but don't you have to boot a kernel to run the setup program since its inside a livecd.

mount -t iso9660 image.iso /mnt/whatever -o loop
 
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Let me explain what I'm trying to do. I've successfully installed RHEL 4 AS. Now that I want to install additional components.. such as KDE Desktop within the Add/Remove Applications program, it asks me for RHEL CD 1 - 4. I have no control over where to point the Source is, it just asks me for CD 1 - 4. I've also successfully mounted the ISO image, but the Add/Remove Applications program still asks me for the CD, it doesn't look for the mounted ISO image directory. Is there a way to make RHEL look at the mounted directory instead of /dev/cdrom ?
 
  


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