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Old 01-02-2010, 03:58 AM   #1
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How to install all packages from iso file without physical cd


I had installed a debian file using
#dpkg -i <file>
Now package manager gave count error though that debian file got installed.I tried
#apt-get install -f
It says want to download 20MB but no internet on my pc so destined to fail.
In synaptic package manager I selected broken packages & marked them for removal.I saw file-roller,totem.seahorse,nautilus etc. got uninstalled.
question ) I just have iso image of my ubuntu 8.04.How can I use it to install all packages that come by default on cd.
 
Old 01-02-2010, 03:59 AM   #2
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you can mount a cd image using "mount -o loop cd.iso /mnt" or use the iso image in place of device references, e.g. /dev/dvd.
 
Old 01-02-2010, 04:01 AM   #3
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I have learnt
LESSON FOR ALL
if broken packages error then do
Code:
#dpkg --configure -a
#apt-get install -f
My question in first post is still unsolved ?
 
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Use apt-cdrom

Code:
sudo apt-cdrom add
Then follow the prompts.

Code:
man apt-cdrom
for more info.

This will add an entry to your sources.list. Since you say you have no internet connection you should comment out the other entries, then do:
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -f install
Cheers,

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Last edited by evo2; 01-02-2010 at 04:04 AM. Reason: more info
 
Old 01-02-2010, 04:08 AM   #5
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i mounted

sudo mount -o loop /data/ubuntu.iso /cdrom

Then I ran

sudo apt-cdrom add
Using CD-ROM mount point /cdrom/
Unmounting CD-ROM
Waiting for disc...
Please insert a Disc in the drive and press enter
Mounting CD-ROM...
E: Failed to mount the cdrom.

Note I don't have real physical disk just iso file.
Also I commented all lines from /apt/get/sources.list except cdrom & did 'apt-get update' before using above commands

Last edited by sumeet inani; 01-02-2010 at 04:10 AM.
 
Old 01-02-2010, 04:15 AM   #6
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You need to put an entry in fstab and then tell apt-cdrom what the mount point is using the -d flag.

Try adding a line like the following to /etc/fstab
Code:
/data/ubuntu.iso /cdrom iso9660  	ro,noauto,user,loop=/dev/loop 0 0
Then run apt-cdrom like:
Code:
apt-cdrom -d /cdrom add
Evo2.

PS. Don't mount the iso yourself: let apt-cdrom do it using the info you put in fstab

Last edited by evo2; 01-02-2010 at 04:18 AM. Reason: fix fstab entry
 
Old 01-02-2010, 04:42 AM   #7
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I am able to mount iso as cd & apt-cdrom recognises it.
But question is
How can I tell system to install all packages found on cdrom because I don't remember 20 packages uninstalled.
i also tried
#apt-get install nautilus
but message is usual 'no installation candidate'
Also
#apt-get upgrade
#apt-get dist-upgrade
gave no help.
Also my system has no internet.
 
Old 01-02-2010, 04:46 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sumeet inani View Post
But question is
How can I tell system to install all packages found on cdrom
Ohh, that should be easy. Just mount the cdrom and do

Code:
dpkg -i $(find /cdrom -name '*.deb')
Evo2.

PS. Not sure why you would want to install *all* the packages though.

Last edited by evo2; 01-02-2010 at 04:48 AM.
 
Old 01-02-2010, 04:48 AM   #9
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Let's say you mounted the .iso image at /media/cdrom. In /etc/apt/sources.list language, that would be: deb file:///media/cdrom/ squeeze main contrib non-free. If you don't want to use non-free, just leave it out. Now, apt-get will use the cd image file to install.
 
Old 01-02-2010, 04:59 AM   #10
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My aim is those packages which get installed by default using cd like nautilus,totem should be installed on system ?
 
  


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