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Old 08-29-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
peter64
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Copy install disc's to hard-drive


I've recently installed Mandrake 10 and would like to copy the 4 disc's to the hard drive so when I install new applications it doesn't ask for the disk it just installs of the copy on the hard drive.

How do I refer Mandrake's software package installation program to the HD copies? and is it as simple as copying the CD contents to a directory on the HD

I am only new to linux so a detailed explanation would be appreciated.

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Old 08-30-2004, 02:16 AM   #2
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Yes, under the urpmi setup thing.. drakconf/something I forget, you can specify sources. Copy your data to HD and edit the existing CDs to be a local directory on your hard drive.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 02:28 AM   #3
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I have done one program.this program retrive the information from the web by using linux command, and i am storing this information into one dat file.
when i am executing the browser , the information is displaying in the browser through c program, passing the parameters from browser to c.

here one disadvantage is there, bcz each time i need to compile the c program when i am giving the request to browser.

with out executing each time i need to compile c program automatically.
so how to write the program .plz help me.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 02:45 AM   #4
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I want to make the program as an auto mated process. means the program has to run every 5 min..with out executing manually..even though if i shutdown the system internally it has to execute the program.plz give me reply.

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Old 08-30-2004, 11:05 AM   #5
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Re: Copy install disc's to hard-drive

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Originally posted by peter64
I've recently installed Mandrake 10 and would like to copy the 4 disc's to the hard drive so when I install new applications it doesn't ask for the disk it just installs of the copy on the hard drive.

How do I refer Mandrake's software package installation program to the HD copies? and is it as simple as copying the CD contents to a directory on the HD

I am only new to linux so a detailed explanation would be appreciated.

Thanks
You can just make a new directory in your home directory and then go into the MCC and click on software management and then click on media manager. When the box comes up click on add. Then where it says URL, type file://home/whatever you named your folder Click save and then all you have to do is save the contents of your cd`s to your newly created folder

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Old 09-01-2004, 02:56 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies seems to be working, now if anyone can tell me how to get mythtv working I'll be grateful
 
Old 09-01-2004, 04:15 PM   #7
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This is one of the reasons I never get rid of the isos untill the next rev. I just mount them as directorys and set my source to those directorys. I add line like this to the fstab file.

#
# ###### Mandrake CDs
#
/home/10.0/Mandrakelinux10.0-Official-Powerpack-CD1.i586.iso /Mandrake10.0/1 iso9660 mode=444,loop 0 0
/home/10.0/Mandrakelinux10.0-Official-Powerpack-CD2.i586.iso /Mandrake10.0/2 iso9660 mode=444,loop 0 0
/home/10.0/Mandrakelinux10.0-Official-Powerpack-CD3.i586.iso /Mandrake10.0/3 iso9660 mode=444,loop 0 0
/home/10.0/Mandrakelinux10.0-Official-Powerpack-CD4.i586.iso /Mandrake10.0/4 iso9660 mode=444,loop 0 0
/home/10.0/Mandrakelinux10.0-Official-Powerpack-CD4.i586.iso /Mandrake10.0/5 iso9660 mode=444,loop 0 0

and just type in

urpmi.removemedia -a
urpmi.addmedia cd1 file://Mandrake10.0/1
urpmi.addmedia cd2 file://Mandrake10.0/2
urpmi.addmedia cd3 file://Mandrake10.0/3
urpmi.addmedia cd4 file://Mandrake10.0/4
urpmi.addmedia cd5 file://Mandrake10.0/5

I then add all Plf sources after wards.

Then you never need the cd's when you load software.
 
  


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