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Old 09-14-2005, 09:06 PM   #1
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Add/Remove Packages not finding CD

I read some issues with Fedora having this sort of problem, but didn't see much regarding RH E3

When I try to install packages from "Add/Remove Packages" I'm prompted to insert CD #x, however it can't seem to find the cd. Currently, my cd drive is mounted to /cdrom. I can open /cdrom and see it's contents so I know the drives ok. Anyone know where it looks, or if it's looking for the rpms in a dif location? Until I can figure it out, I'll just search ALL the cd's until i find the rpms i need. Oh how fun...

Old 09-14-2005, 09:17 PM   #2
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you mounted the cd rom to the root directory? :S
if i had to guess id say maybe it has to do with a link to the default cdrom device file on your system. check the /mnt folder for a cdrom folder maybe, or cd or whatever. if it exists, then create a symbolic link so that wherever you mount your cddrive points to the default /mnt/cdrom folder, or whatever it is. ie:
ln -s /cddrive /mnt/cdrom
this is just my guess and can be totally wrong, but wouldnt hurt anything if you tested it.
Old 09-14-2005, 09:23 PM   #3
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That's a negative...I tried mounting the cd drive in both places, Add/Remove Packages didn't find the cd in either.


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