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ArchW 03-06-2006 11:06 AM

How to install teh rest of the Linux packages from USB drive after install?
I installed Fedora 4 Linux on an old piece of junk laptop last night. I picked the minimum install as the CD-ROM is slower than my grandma. After the install, I put CD1 in the drive and dbl clicked "Autorun". It asked if I wanted to run the executable, I said yes and it gave me the option to pick the rest of the base OS install that I did not pick earlier.

Here is the kicker....I don't want to do the rest from the CD...I want to do it from the USB hard drive (I have all four ISO files on it). I dbl clicked the "Autorun" file inside CD #1's ISO file and it never asks if I want to run an executable. How to I tell it to pick up the rest of the base OS files from the USB drive?

I have googled this and I can't figure it out.



simcox1 03-07-2006 06:37 AM

I don't think you can install from iso images. They need to be burned to a cd.

ArchW 03-07-2006 09:10 AM



_KDF 03-07-2006 09:40 AM

You dont have to burn the images, just use the mount command to do a '-loop' so that the iso image is mounted to directory on your system.

The you can use the -tree command to specify where you want to source the rpm packages from.

_KDF 03-07-2006 09:43 AM

Sorry for being so vague,

The command to mount an ISO file

mount -t iso9660 -ro loop /path/to/iso/file.iso /mnt/cdrom

This will mount the iso image to your /mnt/cdrom directory, then you can use the /mnt/cdrom as if it were the real thing.

then you can do

system-config-packages --tree=/mnt/cdrom

Hope that helps, sorry for the double post.

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