adding new packages

Mike Burger mburger at
Fri Nov 7 17:20:22 UTC 2003

Albert DE WINT wrote:
> Hi,
> I installed Fedora Core 1 from ISO's previously downloaded on my
> Mandrake partition.  I did not actually burn the disks. (It's a waste of
> CDROM's)
> Now I would like to add some packages.  (I may need some tools and
> libraries to compile an OSS sound module and to have the
> nVidia-installer compile a 3D driver.)

Actually, all you have to have is the kernel-source rpm for whichever 
kernel you wish to compile OSS against.

> After selecting the packages, the Fedora installer requests to insert
> the 1st CDROM, which obviously I don't have.  
> Is there a way to install the selected packages from the ISO's,
> previously stored on my Mandrake partition?  Or will I have to burn the
> disks anyway? can do it the same way I did my network install.

Create a mount point, like /mnt/disc1 or some such.

Then, as root, "mount -o /path/to/yarrow-i386-disc1.iso /mnt/disc1"

You can then cd all around /mnt/disc1 and retrieve any RPM you wish.

> Thanks for any assistance.
> Albert
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