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Old 02-25-2006, 12:22 PM   #1
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Add/Remove Application Problem

I have just installed the basic Red Hat Enterprise 4 on my box. I did not install everything (as I would have liked) because it was locking up during that process. From X-windows, I am now tring to add some of the packages that were initially not loaded.

I choose the software to install, and go to the next step. It instructs me to insert a specific CD to continue, but it never recognizes the CD I put in. I have tried loading minimal changes (only 1 pgm at a time), but it never recognizes the disk.

I have tried both having the disk already in the drive and not in, but it does not seem to matter.

I have burned several versions of the disks, and that has not helped.

This is keeping me from loading the software. I can see the contents of the CD by double clicking on it, so I know at least Linux can see the drive.

Please help this frustrated newbie.
Old 02-25-2006, 01:24 PM   #2
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Maybe RHE4 isn't automounting the discs. Try, after inserting a disc, open a terminal window and type

mount /dev/cdrom

You might need root priveleges which means first type su, press enter, and give the root password.
Old 02-25-2006, 01:27 PM   #3
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I am a newbie myself, but having the exact same problem. I saw a link about this at the end of your post and am pasting what it said.

Please don't do this until somebody who knows what they are talking about OKs this. If for FC 2, not FC 4

Can FC2 Add/Remove application use ISO images?

i have downloaded Fedora Core 2 ISO images. now Add/Remove app asks me for the Fedora CDx when i install anything from the list. i wonder is there a way that Add/Remove application use the ISO images as the Fedora Cds 1-4?

you can use

mount -o loop isofile /mnt/cdrom

Old 02-25-2006, 01:56 PM   #4
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No luck

I tried mounting from a terminal as you said, and it still does not work. It continues to give me the message asking for disk 2 (for example). I can cd /media/cdrecorder to it and read the contents, so I know I can get to it this way.

When I type "mount /dev/cdrom", it says:
[root@localhost dev]# mount /dev/cdrom
mount: block device /dev/hdb is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: /dev/hdb already mounted or /media/cdrecorder busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/hdb is already mounted on /media/cdrecorder
(which I hope is OK).

Any other ideas?

I did NOT try the: "mount -o loop isofile /mnt/cdrom" command.

The files on the CD are not ISOs. so I thought this would not be the right solution for me. What I have are 4 CDs that were burned from 4 ISOs from IBM/Red Hat.


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