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Old 12-14-2005, 11:32 PM   #1
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changing install media post install FC4

I have installed FC4 on a server from CD's burnt from ISO images... Now the server is installed at a remote location and I am installing some rpms to further configure the server, they requrie packages form teh install media... this means I have to insert CD's in a machine across town!.. I have uploaded the original ISO images onto the machine, how can I get FC4 to use them instead? I tried mounting the image @ /media/cdrom however this didn't work I have found a file in /etc/sysconfig called installinfo however I can find no inforamtion on what settings to change to...

Old 12-15-2005, 12:00 AM   #2
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Use the -o loopback option on mount to mount the iso's
Old 12-15-2005, 07:36 PM   #3
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Can you not download those packages from the net? If they're on the cd, they'll be on the net. I recommend using yum in place of rpm; it resolves dependancies.
[root@yourbox ~]#yum -y install packagename
Good luck!
Old 12-16-2005, 11:36 AM   #4
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yum update

I've noticed that on occasion when using yum update to update that it asks for a CD. I just assumed that it was trying to cut download traffic by reusing packages that needed to be reinstalled. I've only been using FC4 for a year, so I don't know all the tricks yet.


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