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Old 05-16-2004, 10:52 AM   #1
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Installing UT2004?


Ok, I did search and find this thread but it is not very helpful for me due to the fact that I have no idea what mounting and unmounting drives is and this is only my 2nd day running Fedora Core 1.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=164811

I have the CD in my drive and when I click on it from the home icon in my desktop, I see all the files but cant execute the installation...

any suggstions for a big time newb
 
Old 05-17-2004, 01:41 AM   #2
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Hi carlwill,

Looks like your distro (Fedora?) has automount, which should automatically handle things when you instert/remove/switch a CD.

I don't have the full version of UT2004, but I've installed the demo. Probably the easiest way to start the installer is via a console (I think it needs to be installed via console.)

Open up ETERM or Konsole (or whatever you use. These two are the GNOME/KDE defaults, respectivley) and move to your CD-ROM. This is usually.

Code:
cd /mnt/cdrom/
To check that you're in the right directory, type "ls" (no quotes) and it should list all the files on the CD-ROM.

That done, start the installer by typing the following command.

Code:
sh install.bin
This is assuming that the UT2004 installation binary is called "install.bin." I don't remember what the file is actually called, but I'm sure you can find it. so long as it's a xxx.bin file, you should be right.

Also, you may need to be superuser to install the game (this is the case for most games/software installation.) If so, before carrying out the above steps, type "su" in the console window and enter your root password when prompted. This will ensure that you install the game as root.

That should point you in the right direction. Hopefully somewhere here with knowledge of UT2004 can post specific instructions.

Cheers,
Tim
 
Old 05-17-2004, 06:01 PM   #3
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That was great step by step info and thank you very much - Linux is very new to me and can be a bit frustrating but awsome post like this will teach me the way!

I will give it a try once I get this darn P4 system to POST
 
Old 05-19-2004, 10:45 PM   #4
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hopefully your UT is already installed...but if not, here's another hint:

instead of running the installer from the CD/DVD, copy it to your hard drive. This will allow you to get around that crazy automount/change disc thing.

cw
 
Old 05-30-2004, 01:30 PM   #5
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sorry, still have not set my ATI video card drivers correctly so I have not installed the game yet but I am confuised about the automount thing you are talking about...

Can you explain it to me in detail.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 08:15 PM   #6
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Once I "cd" to /mnt/cdrom

I see "linux-installer.sh"

so I type
Code:
sh linux-installer.sh
It runs and tells me the path of the install is /usr/local/games/ut2004

and that the link path = /usr/local/bin

It does its thing and asks for the CD Key and ittakes it and then asks for CD 2.

Now my CD ROM drive will not eject the disk 1 so I can enter disk 2????

must I unmount the disk and remount the new disk?

Why is this so complicated?

Please help
 
Old 06-01-2004, 03:49 AM   #7
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Hey Cartwill,

Again, I've never had to do this, but I've got an idea what you might need to do.

When the installer asks you to insert the second disk, you may need to head over to your console, and su to root. Then type

Code:
umount /dev/cdrom
...or wherever it is that the CD-ROM is mounted (it might be more effective to try "/dev/hdd")

This will unmount the current CD-ROM, so you can eject it now using the button on the device itself. Then stick in the next CD-ROM, which should mount automatically with automoutn. If not, go back to console (still as root) and try:

Code:
mount /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom
Again, this may vary depending on your system's setup.\

An easier way that all of this is to copy the CD onto the HDD before installation. Each CD is probably only another peice of a huge archive. Copy all the files from each CD-ROM into one directory, and then launch the intaller from there (instead of the CDROM.) It should then install the game without needing to switch CDs, as all the neccessary files are in the one spot.

Lemme know how it works out!

Tim
 
Old 06-01-2004, 10:19 PM   #8
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Thanks so much, I will try it most likely on Wednesday night when I am off from work.

Awsome info!
 
Old 06-02-2004, 10:54 AM   #9
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alternatively

If you are a GUI type, you can also redhat(like the windows start)>system tools>disk management and you will be presented with a GUI tool for mounting and unmounting.

Good Luck.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 01:04 PM   #10
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I had the same problem with the cd-rom not unmounting. It couln't unmount because it said the cd-rom was in use. I didn't think it would make a difference if you use the command line, gui, or eject option to fix this... Anyway to fix the problem I used my other cd-rom for switching cd's.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 04:54 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by moax_cp
I had the same problem with the cd-rom not unmounting. It couln't unmount because it said the cd-rom was in use. I didn't think it would make a difference if you use the command line, gui, or eject option to fix this... Anyway to fix the problem I used my other cd-rom for switching cd's.
Issue like this need to be fixed because that is really just silly

Thanks for the info
 
Old 06-03-2004, 02:51 PM   #12
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When I tyr this via GUI or command line I get a busy error
Code:
[root@localhost carlos]# umount /dev/cdrom
umount: /mnt/cdrom: device is busy
I can't beleive I can't just install a simple game on Linux
 
Old 06-05-2004, 10:00 AM   #13
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Hey carlwill,

Do you have the spare HDD space? If so, copy the CDs to your HDD as suggested -- this eliminates the need for CD switching.

Hot-switching CDs under some Linux distros can be a hassle, inherent to the systems otherwise intuitive filesystem and the way it handles devices as mountable directories. There are numerous benefits to this system, though the problem you're experiencing is one such drawback. However, I believe the "Device is Busy" error will pass once the CD has had a chance to spin-down, and possibly sit idle for a little while. Be patient before you try to unmount the CD, see if that helps.

Cheers,
Tim
 
Old 06-06-2004, 10:29 PM   #14
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carlwill,

Is it installed yet?

This may be of help. http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedor.../msg04477.html The lazy umount may do it. I tried it with a cdrom mounted and with it open? in a terminal. Even though I was using it in the terminal it still umounted and when I issued the command; eject cdrom, out it came. Now someone else will have to tell you whether or not it will crash your system or corrupt something. Also try the man page (man umount) to see what it says about the -l option.

I think there may be a more fundamental problem though. I suspect that when the programmers wrote the install script they left out whatever it is that allows the cd to be changed even though it is mounted. During the install of the os there are multiple times that disks are changed and it works, so why not here? Oh well.

Good Luck,
Let us know.

I learned something tonight, looking for the answer to this question. I now seem to know how to get Fedora to give me back my cd even though there is not a single process using it. Ha Ha. Can't tell you how many times that I've logged out just to get my cd back. Damned box. Where did I leave that 14lb mallet?
 
Old 06-11-2004, 12:25 PM   #15
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Here is a way that I did it. It will definitely work for you!

Open up two terminal windows
su as root in one of the windows and mount CD1:

Code:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom or use your automounter
In ther other terminal, copy over the installer so that you may unmount
the install CD.

Code:
cp /mnt/cdrom/linux-installer.sh .
Now start the installer by running the script:
Code:
./linux-installer.sh
Use the root window to unmount /mnt/cdrom and mount the other CD's.


Works every time!
 
  


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