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da lord 03-06-2008 06:50 AM

installation from iso files on hard disk
Alright lads,
I have a problem lately that is pissing me off... I want to install cluster + gfs suites in RHEL v4 u4 from an iso image downloaded on my hard drive. Although when the autorun is executed is poping up a INSERT CD1 , it doesn't make a lot of sense to because I 've done these before and was fine for other packages.

Does anyone has any idea how to fix that? I tried to cheat it by mounting the file as a iso9660 fs but didn't work.


PS the iso files are download from RH manually.

sonichedgehog 03-07-2008 02:09 PM

Bit specialized for me, and I don't know your distro, is this a chemistry program? iso files as far as I know are for loading complete operating systems, and if you're asked to insert a cd1 it may be to enable a kernel rewrite. Most packages built from source are tgz files (like a zip file) unless we're talking Debian (.deb) or redhap (.rpm).

mattyoly 03-08-2008 06:58 AM

Well an iso it's a disk image. So basically it contains files compressed into iso. To write it to a cd you have to get into your cd burner software, and there should be an option that says "Copy image to cd" or something similar. But you can't just write it as a regular file, you have to select the copy image or iso image to cd, since that option will break up the files for you. ANd you'll be able to write it to a cd.

Now you mentioned that you wanted to get around it and mount it, you haven't specified how you tried to mount it, so i'll give you a couple steps and look trough it see if this is how you did it.

1) You must login as a root user, open a terminal and type:

2) Create the directory aka mount point:
mkdir -p /mnt/disk

3) Use mount command as follows (lets say tht your iso file is called disk1.iso):
mount -o loop disk1.iso /mnt/disk

4) Change directory to list it:
cd /mnt/disk
ls -l

See if you missed anything. Wish you the best of luck.

da lord 03-12-2008 12:13 PM

cheers guys
I will do my homework and i will come back to you :)

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