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Old 04-07-2005, 03:29 PM   #1
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Mandrake ejects CD when trying to install packages

I am currently trying to install acpi packages and Mandrake prompts me like this:

Please insert the medium named "Installation CD 1" on device [/dev/hdc]

I place the same CD I used to install Mandrake in the drive and Mandrake ejects the CD asking for it again.

I have solved this with URPMI before, but is there anyway to get Mandrake to recognize the CD's?
I have burned another CD and tried that and got the same results.

Should I just stick with URPMI and forget it or should this work?
Old 04-07-2005, 03:32 PM   #2
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This might be happening because or the mount options used for your CD; at least, I remember such a problem from my Mandrade days.
Have you tried copying the install files (RPM, I guess) to your hard drive and use them from there?

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Old 04-07-2005, 04:05 PM   #3
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No, I haven't tried that. I'll give that a shot.
Old 04-07-2005, 04:52 PM   #4
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You were right about those mount options.

I went into /etc/fstab and added this line:

/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,noauto,rw,exec,users 0 0

Mandrake was not auto mounting the cdrom like I thought it was. Now that I added this, it works fine and I can install packages from CD's now.



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