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Old 16th May 2006, 04:36 AM
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Hi people,
Although I have been using Linux for a while this id my first FC installation. I am having some difficulties in dealing with yum and software installation and updates. First, I would like to know how to install software from my CDs. I tried to install using Add/Remove Software from Application menu, but I don't know how to set the program to install from the CDs instead of bringing all from the Internet. It takes to long. If someone can help with this I would be very grateful. I am not sure if this is the right place to post questions like this but I could not find a newbie section. If this is not the right place, please, forgive me and any directions will be welcome.
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Old 16th May 2006, 04:53 AM
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Here's how to do it: http://www.city-fan.org/tips/YumRepoFromImages And, you're fine where you posted it. Welcome to the Forum! BTW, we're all Newbies when you consider all there is to learn....
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Old 17th May 2006, 03:42 AM
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Thank you bob, but it didn't work. All I get is this message :
failure: Fedora/RPMS/lockdev-devel-1.0.1-9.2.1.i386.rpm from core: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

Anyway, what I really need now is to compile a kernel version 2.6.16 because my motherboard is a Asus A8N-E with RAID support. I need to have the sata_nv drive compiled into the kernel or it won't boot. I could not find the way to compile the kernel. I was able to download the src package from pbone but there is no makefile or xconfig.
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Old 17th May 2006, 05:25 AM
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I'm using the stock FC5 kernel and it works fine. I'm using A7N8X and booting off of SATA. I don't know how it works, but sata_nv and sata_sil are loaded and allow me to boot from the sata (I have a Silicon Image SATA controller). If that sounds similar to what you have, then it should work...
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Old 17th May 2006, 11:29 AM
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OK . Maybe I didn't explain myself very well. I also can boot from the kernel (2.6.15-1.2054) installed in the regular installation process. The problem is after the update process, when it brings a new kernel (e.g. 2.6.16-1.2111). Then I have to edit grub.conf to boot from the former kernel by default because the new one will not start. I understand that in this case I don't really need to use the new kernel, but maybe that, for any particular reason, I need to update from the old one (e. g. a security update or whatever), then I will be in trouble. Anyway thanks for the tip.
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Old 17th May 2006, 12:38 PM
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Well, if you've used either the ATI or Nvidia drivers from Livna to add 3D, it could be the problem. You'd have to run the update scripts (see here: http://www.fedorafaq.org/#radeon or here: http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...es.html#nVidia ) with each kernel change.
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Old 17th May 2006, 04:15 PM
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Thank you bob, but I am not using any video card drivers from livna or 3D. The problem is with the nvidia sata controller drive (also distributed in the regular FC5 system), actually this is what I suppose because the error I get is :

Code:
/dev/mapper/nvidia_acaafeee invalid (this is my RAID array)
and then the kernel panics because it can't mount any partitions.

Even if there is a similar procedure to fix this problem as there is for the video card, I still would like to be able to use Add / Remove Software from local repositories and compile new kernel customized by my own. If there is any directions in the web, please tell me, because I could not find them.

Thank you again, and I would like to state that I actually enjoy this process of learning about linux because I am adicted to it and enjoy very much to know as much as possible about any distribution. So if I need to read, this is not a problem but fun.
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Old 17th May 2006, 04:57 PM
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Ouch! Well, I've never used a raid array and sata and can't really suggest the proper solution to that one. I'm sure someone will add a post here shortly to explain it though. Besides searching the Forum, don't be afraid to file a bugzilla on the problem after searching there: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/index.cgi I just filed one due to a printer issue after the last update and it was resolved within 24 hours.
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Old 18th May 2006, 04:06 AM
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I have reported a bugzilla as bob suggested. About the updates issue I am using "yum" and it does not take too long as the "Add / Remove Software" application. I tried to use yumex (looks nice) but I could not really activate the actual update. How can you you do it, after select the packages ?
About compiling the kernel I am understanding that installing a "devel" one will do the trick. I will try it when I really need it. So far, so good.
Bob, I think that you can close this thread if you feel so, but you will not get rid of me, I will be back soon with new problems, I am sure. Till there, thanks a bunch for all the help.
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Old 18th May 2006, 04:10 AM
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Okay, with Yumex you add the program you want to the Queue and then go to the Queue and process from there. Good luck with the rest & see you around!
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