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Old 09-04-2003, 01:53 AM   #1
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Cant Install Off CD! Other Ways?


well i think the cd drive in my laptop is on its last legs. i managed to get the os on there, but i cant install any packages through the application manager. is there anyway i can install them without having to use my cd drive?
 
Old 09-04-2003, 03:49 AM   #2
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Hi

Well all u need is either download the file via internet or your network if u have a network. Once the file or rpm is on your drive goto the folder where the file is allocated and type in the following cmd
rpm -q package-to-intsall.
This cmd will help u to view if u have this rpm installed. If u have the rpm or package then type rpm -Uvh package-to-intsall, this cmd will update to a newer version. If the package or rpm does not exsit then type rpm -Ivh package-to-intsall.

make sure that u login as root and of course this is done in terminal.

Cheers
 
Old 09-04-2003, 12:26 PM   #3
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great, thanks for the advice. i was actually able to get most of the stuff i wanted off the cd, but i can tell its gonna die any time now. does this trick work for the image files though? or do i decompress the image onto the drive?
 
Old 09-04-2003, 01:35 PM   #4
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rpmfind.net is your friend.
get everything you need, updates, alterations, standard, option.

they have this great search feature.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 01:53 PM   #5
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Here is the trick your looking for:

mkdir /mnt/loop
mount -o loop name_of_image_file.img /mnt/loop
cd /mnt/loop

NOTES: you may have to rename and image file to a img.gz extension and unzip it first, depends how/wehere you got the image from.

he shoots he scores!

Example:
[root@special-ed Images]# ls
2.1as-dd-megaraid-i686.img Pensacola-2.1AS-i386-disc1.iso
[root@special-ed Images]# mount -o loop Pensacola-2.1AS-i386-disc1.iso /mnt/loop
[root@special-ed Images]# cd /mnt/loop
[root@special-ed loop]# ls
autorun COPYING images README.ja RELEASE-NOTES RPM-GPG-KEY
boot.cat dosutils README RedHat RELEASE-NOTES.ja TRANS.TBL
 
Old 09-04-2003, 02:20 PM   #6
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excellent. definitely gonna print out this info. thanks a bunch guys. starting to under linux better every day
 
  


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