How to update RPM's from ISO images after hard driveinstallation
Peter De Jager
peterdj at telkomsa.net
Sun Jul 10 16:24:46 UTC 2005
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> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Vian
> Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005 18:01
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: Re: How to update RPM's from ISO images after hard
> On Sun, 2005-07-10 at 16:03 +0200, Peter De Jager wrote:
> > Hi
> > I downloaded the FC4 ISO images and copied them to a vfat
> partition on
> > my hard drive, burnt a CD from the first image, booted off
> the CD, and
> > did a hard drive installation. This worked without a hitch (great!).
> > But now, whenever I install new software (e.g. AdobeReader -
> > AdobeReader_enu-7.0.0-2.i386.rpm) the system asks for (e.g.) Disc 3.
> > When this happens (during rpm installation) there is no option to
> > browse to a directory where the ISO images are stored, and
> one of the
> > reasons I did a hard drive installation is so that I don't have to
> > keep swapping CD's (later) when updating the system.
> > Is there a way to tell the system where to find the
> installation media
> > (ISO images) so that I don't get prompted for physical CD's when
> > adding rpm's? Surely this must be possible since the system
> managed to
> > install off these ISO's in the first place?
> > My apologies if this is a really basic question but I've only been
> > using Linux for a few days now and so far I've spent most of those
> > days trying to sort this issue out, so I'd really appreciate some
> > advice.
> > Pete.
> 1) Please do NOT post to this list with HTML. Text only is
> preferred by many (probably most) of the regulars on this list.
> 2) Instead of installing from the CDs, why not use yum?
> yum install <package.name>
> As long as you have an internet connection it will work well,
> and does the same as doing the updates with yum.
> 3) The iso image can be used by mounting it with the loop option.
> mount file.iso /mnt -o loop
> Will make the contents of the iso image available in /mnt.
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Thank you for the advice (also about posting in HTML (sorry), I will stick
to plain text in future).
I will have a look at yum (like most other Linux things it's new to me), but
would it not be quicker to install off CD rather than downloading? I also
have a 3GB monthly cap on my DSL line (life in Africa) so I need to preserve
bandwidth. But again, I will do "man yum" and see where it takes me. Thanks.
I have already tried to mount my iso images using loopback and it does work
(as in, it does mount), but it still does not solve my problem. E.g. once an
ISO is mounted and available, when I install an RPM the installer still asks
me for a CD (e.g. Disc 3) and there is still no option to browse to the
mounted ISO image (without inserting a physical CD I cannot proceed). So
what I need to know is how to point Linux to a location where the
installation files (or ISO's) are stored so that I do not get prompted to
insert CD's. Is there a config file somewhere that I need to edit?
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