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Old 09-15-2006, 12:46 AM   #1
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Install 3rd party .iso packages

Hi All,

I have a couple of 3rd party packages I want to install. They are currently bundled together on a DVD as .iso files. Is there a way I can point my Redhat 9.0 install at it and install? Or do I need to create individual CD's first? (And then what! I really am a newbie!)

Old 09-15-2006, 01:26 AM   #2
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You should be able to mount the DVD with the following (change the paths/devices for your system):
mount -t udf -o ro /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd
You can then mount the ISOs as well with the following:
mount -t iso9660 -o loop /mnt/dvd/animage.iso /mnt/cdrom1
mount -t iso9660 -o loop /mnt/dvd/anotherimage.ido /mnt/cdrom2
You can the run the installers from /mnt/cdrom1/somepath and /mnt/cdrom2/some/other/path. I haven't got any ISOs on a DVD to test this, but the worst case should be that you mount the DVD, copy the ISOs off and mount them from wherever they are on the hard disk.


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