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Old 07-21-2002, 10:29 PM   #1
PissOnWindows
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RPMDrake problems


I currently have Mandrake Linux 8.1 running on my machine. I recieved a disk with a few games on it frome a friend. (Yes, these are Linux games.) My problem occurs when I am using RPMDrake and try to define new sources. I choose the /mnt/floppy/ directory. and press OK. But as soon as the percentage bar pops up it says 'an error occured when trying to add this source'. Any help will help.
 
Old 07-21-2002, 10:42 PM   #2
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OK, sometimes the best way to do things is the hard way:

Open up a command prompt (the thing that looks like a DOS box). Type ls /mnt/floppy. If it comes back with absolutely nothing, then type [b]mount /mnt/floppy[/i] and then try ls /mnt/floppy again. Once you have established that you can see the contents of the floppy disk, post here what exactly is on the disk.

Note: rpmdrake is only really any good for installing/uninstalling programs that use the extension .rpm. If the files on the floppy are anything other than .rpm files, then a different approach is needed.
 
  


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