Retardedly stupid linux problem

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i installed mandrake 10.1 from the dvd this morning. it installed smooth, everything is good.

i go to install gain, and it says i need to install some packages from the dvd

then it asks me to insert the dvd into "/mnt/cdrom". the problem is, that drive is a cd drive, it cant read dvd's. putting it in the other drive doesnt work. any advice would be wonderful
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does it tell you which cd to insert? because if worst comes to worst, you could just download that cd and then burn it and use it. i didn't use mandrake too long b/c i was used to FC3 and felt too restricted, lol..
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if you start a terminal, and su into root [This might be optional.} You can mount the DVD to /mnt/cdrom.

The exact commands:
su
[Type in Root password}
mount /dev/dvd /mnt/cdrom

Note. This might not work depending on how your system named your DVD drive. It might be /dev/dvdrw or something else all together.

Good luck.
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Xel02 wrote:
if you start a terminal, and su into root [This might be optional.} You can mount the DVD to /mnt/cdrom.

The exact commands:
su
[Type in Root password}
mount /dev/dvd /mnt/cdrom

Note. This might not work depending on how your system named your DVD drive. It might be /dev/dvdrw or something else all together.

Good luck.



worked. thank you very much :D

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