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Old 09-02-2003, 03:19 AM   #1
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RPM Source Manager


Before I re-installed Mandrake 9.1, I had the RPM Source Manager point to a directory on my Windows XP aprtition where I kept all my downloaded RPMS. Since re-installing i have been unable to get this to work again. Is there something I am missing here?

Also how do I add a CD to the list in the RPM Source Manager?
 
Old 09-02-2003, 09:16 AM   #2
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Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page
 
Old 09-03-2003, 08:53 AM   #3
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I can add directories on my Linux partition but cannot now add directories on my XP partion. I suspect I will do another re-install and see what happens.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:08 AM   #4
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You don't want to write to NTFS partitions unles you are willing to destroy all data on the drive. The developers are working on it, but it is extremely beta just now and very dangerous.

A re-install won't help.

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:17 AM   #5
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I copy them onto my XP partition cause it is a 80GB hardrive while the Linux partition is 2GB. I copy them onto my XP partition when I am in Windows XP.

The thing is I had previously been able to point Mandrake to the directory on the XP partition (before I re-installed) without any problems. Now after I have re-installed the same procedure doesn't seem to want to work.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:29 AM   #6
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What filesystem is your XP using?

# How are the hard drives partitioned
fdisk -l

# How much free/used drive space
df -h
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:36 AM   #7
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The XP partition with the RPMs is FAT32.

But what I must clarify is that I didn't touch the XP partition between re-installing Mandrake. Is it possiblr that when I re-installed there is some system module that I inadvertently didn't install?

I'll re-install Mandrake tonite with everything selected and see if the same happens.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:43 AM   #8
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Don't reinstall everything yet. It's probably something simple.
is the windows partition mounted? mandrake needs to see the partition.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:44 AM   #9
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# Managing drives
LNAG - Accessing my drives
Rute - Device Mounting
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:48 AM   #10
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if the drive isn't mounted, the easy way to accomplish it is to go to mandrake control center ->mount points
though you're better off learning about the mount command, how to edit fstab, etc. for the long term.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 10:03 AM   #11
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I can see the drive when I use the File Manager or Konsole so I assume it is mounted. Infact it is cause the icon on the desktop has the green little arrow.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 10:17 AM   #12
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green little arrow? meaning it's a link?

anyway, can you also see the *contents* of the drive?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 10:42 AM   #13
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Yep
 
Old 09-03-2003, 10:49 AM   #14
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ok. What exactly do you do to add the rpms to your sources manager?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 10:57 AM   #15
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Actually, could you do the following from the command line and tell us what error messages you get?

urpmi.addmedia -f test file://{path to the rpm folder}

(if the rpm folder is /mnt/win_c/RPM then it
urpmi.addmedia -f test file://mnt_c/RPM
note the double slash after file:; if this works, your rpms should appear in the source called test; you are free to change the name, of course)

edit: you have to be root.
 
  


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