Originally Posted by Hfcomms
Using Mandriva 2006 and this is my first linux installation. Went to easy urpmi site and generated script to add plf and other mirrors. Went to root in console and put in the script and it installed all the urpmi info and I "urpmi kaffeine" as I wanted the updated version.
urpmi found kaffeine and started install of about 242 items. Hung up at the end and couldn't install "libX11.so.6" with tagline of "Unable to access hdlist file of installation CD1 thru CD3." GUI very slow, chunky and wouldn't allow me to start any other application so I did a reboot.
After reboot Mandriva starts me at a command line and I've lost my GUI interface. I'm guessing that the library is necessary not only for kaffeine but for the GUI as well.
Also guessing that if I can somehow install the "libX11.so.6" that is on one of the install CD's then I will be good to go and it will restart o.k. So now I'm stuck. Do I need to issue some sort of urpmi command to make the system find and use the install CD's again?? I guess when I put in the script from easy urpmi to find the stuff on the net that it wiped out the reference to the original install cd's. Trying to urpmi libx11.so.6 references right back to the hdlist part. Any help is G R E A T F U L L Y appreciated!!
Been a long while since I used Mandriva - so this is best guess/what I'd do in the same situation.
Say "bollocks" to the current install. Boot the install disc(s) and re-install. That gets you up and running.
Then when you are at that stage, go to the easy URPMI site, add repositories for everything i.e. main, contrib, plf etc etc. But before you do anything else, open the software manager and remove the CD sources - if you have repos/mirrors for everthing then all the packages are there and available - the ones on the CD will be out of date, hence your experience of some 242 (or however many it was) packages when you tried to install kaffeine - most of that will be updates to outdated packages from the CD's (you don't actually have to remove the CD sources - just uncheck/disable them).
Sorry I can't be more specific - there are lots of CLI things you can do if you know how and where the instructions and commands are. I never used to do it that way, only graphically.
p.s. just had a quick look at easy urpmi - and I'd get repo's/mirrors for the lot, main, contrib, updates, backports (all), plf-free and plf-nonfree. Once you have the system installed I used to find the CD sources more of a hinderance than a help (you can alway put one of them in and mount it too look for packages there - but I can assure you, if it isn't in one of the repo's, then it's very unlikely that it'll be on one of the CD's).
Of course, it makes sense to try to use repo's/mirrors that are closest to your geographical location. You'll find that it's trial and error though - I always found that the UK mirror was slow (except at really strange times of the night) and would usually set repo's/mirrors for Dutch, German, French and Norwegian locations (mixing and matching, but never the same address twice - e.g. two of them might be located in Paris, but I'd use both of the addresses, not just one for two sources) - so I'm guessing that you'd have to try different US ones - it might just not be the closest ones that are the fastest, even though logic says that that should be correct!