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Old 09-29-2011, 09:43 AM   #1
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RHEL5 - Install packages from DVD media

hi i am using rhel 5. I want to install packages from dvd to /var/ftp/pub/server. what can i do for dat.
when i am trying to mount as
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
it is showing as
mount:medium not found
anyone can help me plz thx bye
Old 09-29-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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The message means that /dev/cdrom is empty, you either need to attach/insert the media or pick the correct device. As a side note, usually you'd create a directory under /mnt like /mnt/dvd and mount the device on that, you may have other things mounted that you'd make unavailable by mounting on /mnt.
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insert the dvd, then mount it with mount /dev/cdrom /media/dvd
then use 'cp -ar /media/dvd/. /var/ftp/pub/server/'
the -ar option is for archine and recursive. the '.' is for copying hidden files too.


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