adding new packages

Mike Burger mburger at
Fri Nov 7 18:24:49 UTC 2003

Albert DE WINT wrote:
>>Oops.  "mount -o loop,ro /path-to-iso/yarrow-i386-disc1.iso /mnt/cdrom" 
>>will work much better ;-)
> No problem David; I saw the mistake?  Now what worries me is:
> I can mount my Mandrake's root partition (hda6) and browse it. 
> So I can see the 3 'Yarrow' ISO's, all right.
> But, when I enter the mount command like you suggest:
> mount -o loop,ro /dev/hda6/yarrow/yarrow-i386-disc1.iso /mnt/disc1
> It doesn't agree, I get:
> /dev/hda6/yarrow/yarrow-i386-disc1.iso: Not a directory
> Weird...

Not weird, at all.  You can't mount a file from a device.  You need to 
actually specify the path, as it is actually mounted.  If /dev/hda6 is 
actually mounted at /usr/local/discs, then you want to mount 
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