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Old 03-15-2010, 07:45 AM   #1
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Adding DVD media for install on Mandriva 2010.0

Hi everyone.

I am currently running Mandriva 2010.0 Free 32bit on a HP530 series laptop which is an upgrade via the internet from Mandriva 2009.1. Problem is that my laptop dvd drive doesn't work but i have an external dvd writer. (For complete install purposes) I downloaded mandriva 2010.0 free ( and burned it to a dvd. it seems to work fine except when i try to install from the dvd. I have tried several times to install from the DVD but it just wont work, so I gave up. What I want to do now is to ADD THE DVD as an installation medium for software. I've tries this using the 'urpmi.addmedia --distrib *' command and the 'add a custom medium' in mandriva control centre but i can't get the right command to specift the exact location and name of the install medium.

The external DVD drive works fine because i can, for instance, install the previous mandriva 2009 or open and write DVDs.

Can someone please help me to specify the correct name and location of the dvd media.

I don't know if im missing any other information that would help someone who wants to help me, plz let me know if am.

thanks in advance

Last edited by fisika405; 03-15-2010 at 07:50 AM. Reason: more info
Old 03-15-2010, 11:43 PM   #2
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to see a list of drives, once you know the address to the dvd, you may be able to add it to the urpmi repo list.
glenn@GamesBox:~$ df
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5              20G  1.5G   18G   8% /
/dev/sda1              92M   31M   57M  35% /boot
/dev/sda14            383G   85G  299G  23% /home
/dev/sdc1              56G   17G   40G  30% /home/glenn/local/MusicBox/sdc1
/dev/sdc6              20G  9.7G  8.7G  53% /home/glenn/local/MusicBox/sdc6
/dev/sdc7              33G  3.9G   29G  13% /home/glenn/local/MusicBox/sdc7
/dev/sdb8              73G   35G   38G  48% /home/glenn/local/spare
/dev/sdb9              72G   72G  3.0M 100% /home/glenn/local/stuff
/dev/sdb7              34G   31G  2.9G  92% /home/glenn/local/vm1
/dev/sr0              4.3G  4.3G     0 100% /media/sr0
/dev/sdb1              22G  3.8G   18G  18% /media/win_c
/dev/sdd6              31G   14G   17G  46% /media/win_c2
/dev/sdb6              29G   18G   11G  61% /media/win_d
/dev/sdd7              63G   24G   39G  39% /media/win_d2
/dev/sda11            5.0G  243M  4.5G   6% /opt
/dev/sda8             8.0G  147M  7.4G   2% /tmp
/dev/sda7             9.9G  3.9G  5.5G  42% /usr
/dev/sda10            5.0G  139M  4.6G   3% /usr/local
/dev/sdd5              52G   11G   41G  21% /usr/src
/dev/sda6              20G  714M   18G   4% /var
/dev/sda13            5.0G  163M  4.6G   4% /var/spool
/dev/sda12            2.0G   52M  1.9G   3% /var/www
I copy them to a directory on my /home partition.

I have found it easier to use the command line for the task of setting up repositions.

if the dvd drive is mounted
(sr0=sata dvdRW)

/etc/fstab listing of dvdroms on my system...
/dev/sr0 /media/sr0 auto umask=0,user,iocharset=utf8,ro 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/sr1 auto umask=0,user,iocharset=utf8 0 0
If you know the addresses then try this...changing the relevant info for your system.
sudo urpmi.addmedia Local_2010.0-x86_64 file://home/glenn/local/Archive/2010.0/x86_64 with media_info/
sudo urpmi.addmedia Local_2010.0-noarch file://home/glenn/local/Archive/2010.0/noarch with media_info/
sudo urpmi.addmedia Local_2010.0-i586 file://home/glenn/local/Archive/2010.0/i586 with media_info/
sudo urpmi.addmedia Local_2010.0-plf file://home/glenn/local/Archive/2010.0/plf with media_info/
sudo urpmi.addmedia Local_2010.0-contrib file://home/glenn/local/Archive/2010.0/contrib with media_info/
sudo urpmi.addmedia --update Local_2010.1-KDE4 file://home/glenn/local/Archive/2010.1/kde with media_info/
notice, no spaces in name string. Also notice the use of --update to make that media as update-media for urpmi, urpm and smart.

Hope this helps, regards Glenn

Last edited by GlennsPref; 03-15-2010 at 11:57 PM. Reason: welcome and use df to view drives


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