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Re: Unidentified subject!

"Jan Francsi" <JFrancsi@on-luebeck.de> writes:

> Hello,
> I have a little problem with the installation of Debian Linux.
> When I start dselect and go to the Access section, I can chose cdrom. My
> drive spinns up and the dialog beginns. But now I could not chose the right
> Directory. Evrytime I do so, dselect says Dir don´t exists. I have checked
> under win95 and the dir´s are there
> on my cd it must be Debian/Local .

Well, if it's one of the official CDs, using the directory name "/"
should work.  (this will cause dselect to display stuff about
directories that have two slashes, which looks ugly to me, but it
works...) If your CD isn't organized like an official CD, you'll have
to find the right directory.

> when I check the cdrom Path (ls /cdrom) in a second shell, nothing was in
> it. Is this ok ?
> If not, how can I mount a CD and where do I find it ?

Well, that is to be expected, since dselect mounts the cdrom in a
place of its own choosing, not in /cdrom.  To find out where it is
mounted, after you've selected your cdrom inside dselect and it's been 
mounted (you can tell because that'll be when it spins up), switch to
another console and issue the "mount" command.  See where it says your 
cdrom device is mounted (probably /var/lib/dpkg/methods/mnt)  Then,
look inside that directory and see what's there - you're looking for a 
directory named "stable" or "bo" - if, for example, you can find these 
directories by doing:
 ls /var/lib/dpkg/methods/mnt/
then you can use "/" for the directory when asked by dselect.
If you find these directories by doing:
 ls /var/lib/dpkg/methods/mnt/Debian
Then answer "Debian" when asked for the directory by dselect.

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