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Old 07-08-2004, 10:28 PM   #1
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Configure CD auto eject when updating (urpmi, rpmdrake)?


Hi all -

Not sure if this should go here or in the Mandrake forum - feel free to redirect me! I have a feeling the answer will be of general nature an non-Mandrake-specific though, thus I'm posting here!

When I first installed Mandrake, the package manager (rpmdrake, which is apparently a gui front-end to urpmi) had 3 media sources installed - the 3 mandrake CD's that I installed off of.

Then I was using easy-urpmi to configure other sources. I ran a command to clear out my media sources as recommended on the easy-urpmi web page (which I should have realized would delete my cd entries, but hey - I'm new!)

So that deleted my cd entries.

I was able to add my cd entries back in to the media list, but when i need to install a package off of a CD, it doesn't prompt me to insert the cd. (It used to spit my cd drive tray out and ask me on-screen to insert the correct cd). Now, it just aborts the installation if the CD isn't already in the drive and says that it could not connect to the media.

Any idea how to set it up so that when a package must be read from the CD, it will prompt me to insert the disk??

Thanks!!
 
Old 07-11-2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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** bump **

anybody?

thanks!
 
Old 07-11-2004, 10:10 PM   #3
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Software Sources Manager > Edit.
I realise that this does not tell you what to enter, but what you aspire to have, but will help you none the same.

Editing medium "Installation CD 1 (x86)(cdrom1)":

URL:
removable://mnt/cdrom/Mandrake/RPMS

Relative path to synthesis/hdlist:
../../Mandrake/base/hdlist1.cz
 
Old 07-14-2004, 01:17 PM   #4
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Bingo! Thanks muchly!!!

Mine had been configured as file:// and not removable://

woohooo!
 
  


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