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Old 10-14-2004, 04:44 PM   #1
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Unhappy Unable to add packages [Fedora Core1]


This is my first post here.

My question is:

I just installed Fedora Core 1(Which I got from a book), the install went ok (had some Cd issues, but I got it installed), now it won't let me install any other packages from the Cdís I get (in big letters) "Error Installing Packages" (In normal lettering) "There was an error installing packages exiting"

Has anyone seen this using Fedora Core 1?
Has anyone have an idea what I can do... a side from installing them by hand... which I did try, but after a bit it would not let me install anymore.

I also tried it in both Gnome, and KDE desktops...

I have no idea what to do and I am pulling my thinning hair out!


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Old 10-15-2004, 03:34 PM   #2
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I would suggest you try doing things through the command line. to open a terminal is gnome, I find it easiest to right click on any unused spot on the desktop, and select open terminal. When the box opens, try:

<you>@<yourbox>$cd /mnt/cdrom

If you have a cd in the cdrom, it should list the contents of the disk. If there is some error, report it here and we'll get you through it. If you get to /mnt/cdrom, the next command can be:


which will give a readout of the top level of the cdrom. You need to navigate to where the rpm that you are trying to install is at. Once there, you will probably need to su up to root, then you can install the package with:

<you>@<yourbox>#rpm -i whatever_the_hell_you're_installing.rpm

and that should be that.

Looking more closely at your post, you may have an issue with the drive itself. There really should never be a problem reading off a cdrom, and the fact that you had problem installing suggests that your problem isn't with the OS, but with the oldest enemy of man, dirt! A cheap cleaning CD may solve your problems.

Please post back with any problems that you encounter.

Old 10-15-2004, 03:48 PM   #3
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Yeah, it sounds to me like CDROM issues.

EDIT: also maybe check the CD's to make sure they are mostly clean and don't have any major scratches.

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