After Synaptic has started click on Settings > Repositories. This
will bring up a new window. Disable all of the repositories by
clicking on the boxes with the "X". After you disable all of the
repositories click on the OK button.
Next you will next get a box informing you that your repositories
have changed. Click the Close button to continue.
Now we can start to add the MEPIS Extras CDs to your
repository list. Click on Edit > Add CDROM.... You will now be
prompted to insert a CD into your CD drive.
Place one of the MEPIS Extra CDs into your CDROM Drive and
click the OK button. The CD will be breifly read and ask to
confirm the name of the CD. Click the OK button again.
After Synaptic reads the package information from the CD you
will be prompted to either quit or add a new CD.
You can click the Add button to add the other MEPIS Extras
CD's. Once you have finished adding all of the MEPIS Extra
CDs you can click on the No button.
In the main Synaptic window click on the Reload button update
your package lists.
Now you can use Synaptic to search for installable software or
you can browse the available software by clicking on the Status
button in the lower left hand corner of the window and then
clicking on the Not Installed item above on the left hand side.
Select the packages you would like to install and click the Apply
NOTE: Keep your CDs handy while installing this way. Synaptic
will ask for them as you install new packages. You may also
need to reboot after installing the packages.
One other thing: this version doesn't always set up CD, so you may need to do this:
add to fstab:
/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom iso9660,udf noauto,users,exec,ro 0 0
then create cdrom folder in mnt: mnt/cdrom. reboot
Post to http://www.mepislovers.org
-- very helpful forum
Download the user guide http://www.mepis.org/node/6679
(I copied this from page 46-47 of the user guide)
Use the wiki http://www.mepislovers-wiki.org
you can search it