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Old 11-01-2004, 12:17 PM   #1
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installation cd's not seen


I don't know what has caused this, but when i want to install something from the mandrake 9.1 cd's, it asks me for cd 1 and ejects the cd tray and i put in cd one and then it serches it and then ejects cd1 and asks for cd1? Does any one know how to fix this. It is some how not even checking to see if it is cd1
 
Old 11-01-2004, 01:15 PM   #2
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What exactly are you trying to install? It could be a problem with the supermount. You could open up a terminal window, go in as root, and then unmount your CD-ROM drive, and then mount it again? just a thought
 
Old 11-01-2004, 02:07 PM   #3
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Don't think it could be super mount as i have disabled that cause everytime you went near the cdrom in the filesystem it would read the cdrom with no disk in it, and it drove me nuts, so that could not be it. Any other ideas?
 
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Maybe this is related, and maybe it isn't. But try rebooting your computer. After it loads up, immediately install whatever it is you're trying to install and see if that works.

The other option would be to try installing a different program that also asks for change of CD's. If the other program's installer works, then maybe the installer for the program your are trying to install just isn't written correctly. Maybe there is a manual way of installing the program? Again, maybe you can tell us what you're trying to install . There could be an alternative if you tell us what program you're trying to install.
 
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i am just trying to install standard system files from cdrom. installing files from the cd used to work fine but then it just didn't do it anymore.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 03:10 PM   #6
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Try manually selecting your media sources. I assume you're installing system files from the Mandrake control center.

Go to software -> then select MEDIA SOURCES and manually input your CD-ROM drive, like /mnt/cdrom, or browse for it.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 02:50 PM   #7
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have i think sorted out the cd issues as like u said to check in the media sources, it was looking on /mnt/cdrom and this some how was not beeing seen ( maybe this is for when using supermount) so changed it to /mnt/cdrom and the found the cd's but there were also in it these which when there it would not see the cd's and when removing them, would see cd's. So maybe you could explain to me what these mean and what their meaning and purpose is??

../base/hdlist1.cz
../base/hdlist2.cz
..base/hdlist3.cz
 
  


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