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Old 06-18-2004, 12:01 AM   #1
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Please insert Disk 4?


I've had this happen so many times now it's really starting to bug me.

Sometimes when I use urpmi to install something, it will ask me to insert installation disk 4. I can't find any mention of a disk 4. No where on any website can I find that there is even a disk 4. Can someone tell me what this is all about? It's really bugging me now.

I'm running Mandrake 10.0 Official by the way.

Thanks
 
Old 06-18-2004, 12:39 AM   #2
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Never mind. I found out why it was asking for disk 4 and was able to find a way around it by myself

Thanks to the people who took the time to read my post.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 04:32 AM   #3
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If you donīt want to use CD:s you can set urpmi to download everything from the internet.
Google for easy urpmi, it is a tool that tells you how to set up your urpmi sources.

First you need to urpmi.removemedia -a (this will remove _all_ your urpmi sources so donīt do this before you have found the website and read everything), and then add new ones with urpmi.addmedia. There are detailed instructions on the easy urpmi website.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 11:28 AM   #4
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Thanks a bunch.

I had already set urpmi to download things off of the website but I didn't know that I could take the cd's off of the list of places where it searched. I'm sure that will make all the difference. Thanks again.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 11:59 PM   #5
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kaega2

Sorry to bother, but I am having the same problem as well. I tried updating the media via the easy urpmi, but no dice...... What was it that you came up with?

Thanks,

Eric.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 12:50 AM   #6
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No problem man.

First of all I would follow vrin's advice and see if that works. Type in this

# urpmi.removemedia -a

That will make Mandrake forget whre it looks for it's sources (basically disabling urpmi). Then go to this web site

http://urpmi.org/easyurpmi/index.php

This site will give you commands that you can run to add FTP sites as your sources, they generally look like this

# urpmi.addmedia PLF <FTP mirror>

There's four of these commands. When you go to those sites and pick the mirrors you want, just copy and pase the commands that they give you. After you run all four (they have to be run as root) then just use the urpmi command like you did before. It should download the files off of the internet rather then looking on the cd's.

If you don't want to do that, here's what I did before getting vrin's post. I tried installing the program I wanted to install (in my case Arson). I cancelled the install and copied all the dependancies needed. I went through and used urpmi to install the dependancies individually. When I came to ones that needed the notorious disk four, I just did a search for them on google and downloaded the packages.

In my case, I found two packages were on disk 4. I would suggest using the mirrors rather then how I did it. I imagine it would be much much easier. Good luck, and feel free to ask any questions you need of me. I'm quite well known for not explaining myself very well.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 02:13 AM   #7
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yes!


You are going to love this.....I forgot to install the fourth one! Works fine!

Thanks for the help kaega!
Eric.

 
  


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