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I am running mandrake 9.0 and i can't install some software from the cdrom. I know it is simple and am feeling very stupid plz help
If you are trying to install items from the mandrake CDs, place the cd in the drive and then see if it mounted ... in a terminal window type:

ls /mnt/cdrom

If you get info, the cd is mounted.

To install software in mandrake (from the mandrake cd's) you can use the GUI at :

Menu - Configuration - Packaging - Install Software

(you can launch htis same screen by typing /usr/sbin/rpmdrake --root as another user ... or just /usr/sbin/rpmdrake if you are already the root user)

If you know the name of your package {lets say kernel-source}, you can also install it via the command prompt using the urpmi command ... the command to install kernel-source would be:

urpmi kernel-source

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