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Old 03-31-2004, 07:20 AM   #1
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Change cdrom drive asked by rpmdrake

Hi ... I have just installed Mandrake Community 10 and my first problem is that I just have an external USB CD Drive on my machine. I couldn't find the floppy image for installing Mandrake 10 from USB CD Drive ... so at the end I had to borrow a "normal" EIDE CD drive.

The installation was successful and then I returned my "borrowed" drive and the system recognized the USB CD with no problem.

But ... when I tried to install a package through rpmdrake ... it required one of the installation disks on /dev/cdrom and did not recognize the CD in my external USB drive.

I guess that rpmdrake keeps looking for the non-existent EIDE drive ... Is there a way to configure it to look for my usb drive (/dev/scd0).

I would appreciate your help!!!

Old 03-31-2004, 10:31 AM   #2
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Try editing your sources in mandrake control center>Software>media for the mount point for /dev/scd0 as the path to the local device. For example here's what I have for my cd-1 source on my ide cd drive:


You could try changing the /mnt/cdrom to the mount point for your usb cd drive. Alternatively, you could try editing your /etc/fstab file which probably contains an entry for the ide cd drive you used during the install. Just comment that line out and edit the line for /dev/scd0 to change the mount point to /mnt/cdrom. That might be easier since one edit in fstab will point all the entries in "Media" to your new mount point for your your usb cd drive w/o any further editing of the Media entries.

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Old 04-01-2004, 08:25 PM   #3
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Thanks ... it finally worked!!

I made a link from /dev/cdrom to /dev/scd0 and also edited the fstab to mount /dev/scd0 at /mnt/cdrom

Now I can install packages from my USB Drive :-)


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