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Old 03-27-2005, 08:55 AM   #1
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Cool using rpm to install of prgms


I am very new to linux and apologize in advance if my questions seem too simple.

I have Fedora Core 3 up and running. Now I want to install the other cd's that came with the dist.

I have bought 2 books )waste of money( and I need the exact steps to install from the cd. I believe there is a wildcard or something so that I don't have to name each of the 488 files on the cd.

I have trired this, logged in as root: mount /mnt/cdrom and get the message "can't find /mnt/cdrom/ in etc/fstab/ or etc/mtab"

Any help would be appreciated!!!
 
Old 03-27-2005, 10:04 AM   #2
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For the fstab question, open it in your text editor of choice and see what your cd rom is mounted as.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 10:04 AM   #3
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you don't want to install with a wildcard.. what good is blindy install 488 packages???!?! just log in as root and run "redhat-configure-packages" to get a gui to let to add or remove components. the right CD will be requested at each stage.
 
  


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