I need a virtual cd drive!
I have recently installed Red Hat Linux 9 onto a PC with no CD drive using the nfs method to access CD ISO images across the network.
I have tried to add applications subsequently using gnome's "System Settings - Add/Remove Applications". It tells me '"Red Hat Linux 9" disk 2 needed to install packages. Insert the disk and press OK.' Of course, the PC doesn't have a CD drive... I would like to avoid installing from scratch and having to re-register with the Red Hat Network and update everything again.
I know how to mount an ISO image so I can read it but I would like to avoid having to guess which package components are required to do the job manually in a shell.
Is there a way to mount an ISO image so that it appears to be the system's CD drive, a virtual CD drive? Put differently, can I make the gnome tool see a mounted file system (ISO image, in this case) instead of a physical device (CD drive)?