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Old 08-01-2004, 01:52 PM   #1
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To mount, or not to mount - That is the question!


Hey there folks.

Well, when I installed SuSE Linux I installed a very basic system; it didn't install many programs and I'd really like some now such as GAIM, KEdit, etc. etc. however I'm unable to install them off of the CDs I've got.

When I do "mount" as either a user or in root, I get:


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/dev/hda3 on / type reiserfs (rw,acl,user_xattr)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620,gid=5)
/dev/hda1 on /windows/C type vfat (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,gid=100,umask=0002,iocharset=utf8)
/dev/fd0 on /media/floppy type subfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,sync,fs=floppyfss,procuid)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
/dev/hdc on /media/dvd type subfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,fs=cdfss,procuid,iocharset=utf8)

It says "/dev/hdc on /media/dvd type subfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,fs=cdfss,procuid,iocharset=utf8)"; however when I go into "My Computer", and hover over the DVD drive, it says "DVD/ Unmounted DVD". What's more, I'm unable to install programs via my CD so I KNOW that the DVD drive isn't mounted. I do have the CD in the drive, and it says that the CD is mounted in Konsole, however in My Computer it says it isn't, and I'm unable to install stuff from YaST2.

Any help?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 02:07 PM   #2
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did you try clicking the icon, instead of hovering over it?
you don't need to mount the drive to use yast, search for the package you want to install with add/remove software and it will tell you which disc it needs
 
Old 08-01-2004, 02:17 PM   #3
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Yes, I'm able to click in it... however it's like in Windows when you right click and select "open" instead of "autorun"... for some reason it doesn't autorun or anything. I see files inside, yes.

In regards to YaST... well, it says I've everything installed... yet I did a basic installation and it only used CD#1 and 100mb of CD#2 - Doesn't sound like all to me when I've 5 CD's full of apps and a lot are missing from my system.

Maybe I'm trying to do YaST wrongly then?

I select YaST and do it in root. Then I select Software. Firstly I choose the Source of Software in the DVD drive, then I select "Install/Remove Programs" ... but it says everything is installed when I know for a fact it isn't.

Any help is much appreciated.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 02:35 PM   #4
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it's not going to "auto-run" there's nothing there to run, just files. you don't need to continually select the source of installation, set it and forget it. when you select add/remove software are you not presented with a screen allowing you to select 'search','selections', 'package groups' next to the "filter:" in the top left of the screen. select package groups and scroll to the bottom , select zzz-all and all packages will be displayed in the top right frame. or if you know the name of what your looking for use the search box.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 03:18 PM   #5
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Yes, I am presented with that screen.... however the problem is that it only displays the applications I've already installed. If I actually go into the CD, I can see other applications... yet I'm unable to install them via YaST.

I've no idea why though. I presume it was due to the CD not being mounted properly. However you say it isn't the case.

I'm trying to figure why YaST2 won't acknowledge even acknowledge there being a CD in there full of apps, let alone why it won't install them.

Any ideas on this?

I'm thinking of maybe re-installing SuSE Linux and this time not installing a basic system, but choosing everything that I need and may need in the future.
 
  


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