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future_computer 03-11-2013 05:45 PM

Centos 6.4
Why there is no liveDVD image for centos 6.4?

future_computer 03-11-2013 05:48 PM

When I try to install updates, it shows "waiting for package manager lock",
what is it? It hanged there.

John VV 03-11-2013 06:28 PM

that is normal RHEL/CentOS/Fedora/OpenSUSE behavior

the auto update manager is looking
while it is doing so yum will not work

what version did you install ?
-- from the ARSC mirror

"CentOS-6.4-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso" is standard
the DVD2 is not normally needed for a everyday install
or the Min. CD image
"CentOS-6.4-x86_64-minimal.iso "

boot the machine
wait about 10 to 15 Minutes
then run

su -
yum update

the yum and rpm databases are being built by the package manager
this might take some time if servers are a bit overloaded or you have a slow connection

future_computer 03-11-2013 09:08 PM

I am new to centos.
I installed the centos 6.3 LiveDVD on my HDD,
encountered a few problems:
1)It does not mount ntfs drive, how to enable it?
2)I do not see "language and region" in Administration pulldown folder, I want to install more chinese fonts, how to do it?
3) How to play MP3 and DVD? What packages to install?


John VV 03-11-2013 09:16 PM

a few things with centos
when a new version comes out the old repos are moved to the historical vault

the 6.3 repos are no longer there ( some might be for a while)

the live cd ( under 600 meg )
is missing a lot of things that are on the dvd

with the dvd install ntfs-3g is auto installed
--- upgrade to 6.4 then see:

what you can do is "upgrade" to 6.4


su -
yum --releaseserver=6.4 upgrade

then wait and reboot when it is done

How to play MP3 and DVD? What packages to install?
upgrade to 6.4 first
then install and configure yum-priorities
then install the 6.4 elrepo and rpmforge
see the wiki

now cent dose not really document music and video support
you can transpose the fedora 18 mjmwired page for cent
the basics are the same
just the repos are different
rpmforge and elrepo are used in cent

mddesai 03-12-2013 01:58 AM

For your requirements you need extra repositories. EPEL and ATRpms. Some people prefer RPMForge for multimedia, but i prefer ATRpms as they have latest packages. in any case you should either go for RPMForge or ATRpms. not both/mixed.

As superuser do following:

# rpm -Uvh
# vi /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo
Under [epel] section change to enabled=0.

# vi /etc/yum.repos.d/atrpms.repo
Add the following lines:
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - ATrpms

# yum install ntfs-3g --enablerepo=epel
# mkdir -p /mnt/songs
# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda2 /mnt/songs (replace device and folder accordingly)
# echo "/dev/sda2 /mnt/songs ntfs-3g auto,users,uid=0,gid=500,umask=000,rw 0 0" >> /etc/fstab (where gid=500 is group id of user)

Administration->Add/Remove Software = Languages->Chinese Support

# yum install ffmpeg libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdnav libdvdplay lsdvd mplayer --enablerepo=atrpms
# yum install gstreamer gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad-free --enablerepo=atrpms
# yum install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg --enablerepo=atrpms
# yum install smplayer --enablerepo=atrpms
# yum install vlc --enablerepo=atrpms

Hope its helpful

future_computer 03-12-2013 02:48 AM

thanks, sounds complicated,
not everything out of the box? :)

mddesai 03-12-2013 03:06 AM

From what i see, its just so simple, just like chocolate... :)

just copy and paste. its just 1-time job.

Remember CentOS is meant for server not desktop. so you have to go out-of-the box. :hattip:

future_computer 03-12-2013 08:10 PM

yum update gives me this:

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base:
* c6-media:
* centosplus:
* extras:
* updates:
file:///media/CentOS/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///media/CentOS/repodata/repomd.xml
Trying other mirror.
file:///media/cdrecorder/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///media/cdrecorder/repodata/repomd.xml
Trying other mirror.
file:///media/cdrom/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///media/cdrom/repodata/repomd.xml
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: c6-media. Please verify its path and try again

future_computer 03-12-2013 08:21 PM

When I type vi /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo,
it pops up some stuff,but how to edit it?

John VV 03-12-2013 09:08 PM

learn "vi"
or use the rather easy text editor
For Gnome2 use "gedit"
For the terminal use "nano"

also you have the install media ( the dvd) repo turned on
this is normally turned off , by default .
and should normally never be in the /etc/yum.d.repo/ folder

you might want to read the centos wiki on installing 3d party repos
this explains how to install the repos

chrism01 03-13-2013 01:15 AM

For the c6-media repo, edit the file and set 'enabled=0'; its trying to read from the CD/DVD drive, which you don't need if you've got the internet working.

From the GUI menus it should be:
System -> Admin -> Add/Remove SW -> System -> Software Sources.

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