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Old 06-19-2007, 01:54 AM   #1
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RHEL4 AS install additional package wont recognise disk


I have installed RHEL 4 AS with license, updated packages through RHN, with no issues.

I now want to add more packages as the purpose of the server has changed. I have run Package manager, selected the extra ones I want, and started the install.

The system tells me how much space I need (no probs)and asks me for Disk 2.

Disk two was not accepted. I have tried every disk, from 3 x sets of media without success. It just keeps prompting me for disk 2.

I am positive the media is good. I can read every file off the disks with no issues. I think updating packages may have created the issue but who knows

I had this issue recently with another server (same software) but due to a change didn't need to pursue it. Is this a common prob? I cannot find much through google or here. I might be using wrong keywords for search though.

Please help if you can.

Cheers,
 
Old 06-19-2007, 04:29 AM   #2
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Updating using up2date plus RHN may be the issue, installing older packages off the media may not be possible afterwards due to compatibility issues (old versus new). it is better to install the packages using up2date and RHN when every possible.

As a suggestion type something like; up2date install packagename_here

One can always yum'ify RHEL4 also: http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Packag...ment/YumOnRHEL
 
Old 06-19-2007, 06:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Lenard,

I won't try yum as I am still finding my feet.

How do I list the package names associated with a group? Eg. I now want to add Development Kit (this is up to 75 packages). How do I request this through RHN? And if a group is installed but I want to add one of the extra packages, where do I get the package name from?

Cheers,
 
Old 06-19-2007, 07:22 PM   #4
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Review both man up2date and man update-config One can also request help from RHN for this, one can also download the update5 media and install/update from this. After bring the system current the add/remove package tool will work again.

FYI: getting used to yum is a very good idea, RHEL5 uses yum as the add/remove/update tool replacing up2date. Consider it practice for the future, yum and one of the graphic interfaces to yum (yumex, kyum and a few others) are easy to use.
 
  


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