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Old 09-07-2005, 03:46 PM   #1
perihelion
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Package Manager reading the wrong drive


All,

I have Fedora (FC4) installed, dealt with the white screen on my Trident video card, and things are going fairly well.

I am trying to use the package manager to install some packages that I didn't pick up during the install, however, when I try to install them, the package manager insists on trying to read my CD drive rather than the DVD drive I used for the install. Of course, I have the DVD, not the CDs, so the manager complains that the drive is empty!

Is there any way to specify which drive the package manager will use? I guess I could try swapping the hardware around, but it just seems like there should be an easier way.

Last edited by perihelion; 09-07-2005 at 04:07 PM.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 05:38 AM   #2
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Do you have a broadand connection? If so just use yum because it will install the latest packages from Fedora Core mirrors. The tool you are trying to use is very buggy and can cause problems if you have any updated packages on your system.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 10:58 AM   #3
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Thanks. I do have broadband and using yum seems to be a good solution.

Still, I wonder why my /dev/cdc became cdrecorder1 and dev/cdd/ became cdrecorder. Can those things be reassigned?

-Benjamin
 
Old 09-08-2005, 12:07 PM   #4
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You could try reassigning them in /etc/fstab. I am not sure this will work okay if using udev. I think the problem is that the software installer is not well designed. On Mandriva, you can easily change installation source and urpmi works with ftp, http, local and removable media.
 
  


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