[ubuntu-za] Using a CD as the sole repository

wayne plettpc at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 10:08:20 GMT 2009


Phillip Pare wrote:
> When I try and update the package list from an Ubuntu 8.04 CD alone 
> without using the online repositories get the following messages. This 
> is even after I have used synaptic to made the CD-ROM recognizeable by APT.
> 
> Failed to fetch cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 
> (20080423)]/dists/hardy/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz  Please use 
> apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot 
> be used to add new CD-ROMs
> Failed to fetch cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 
> (20080423)]/dists/hardy/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz  Please use 
> apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot 
> be used to add new CD-ROMs
> Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones 
> used instead.
> 
> When I tree and use sudo apt-cdrom add from the command line I still get 
> an error:
> phillip at phillip-desktop:~$ sudo apt-cdrom add
> Using CD-ROM mount point /cdrom/
> Unmounting CD-ROM
> Waiting for disc...
> Please insert a Disc in the drive and press enter
> Mounting CD-ROM...
> E: Failed to mount the cdrom.
> phillip at phillip-desktop:~$
> 
> 
> 
> My fstab file is as follows:
> # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
> #
> # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
> proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
> # /dev/sda5
> UUID=9f8cfeba-ce71-44b7-9243-0c1d7901f626 /               ext3    
> relatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
> # /dev/sda6
> UUID=54b02795-4ebf-479e-ba3a-8ff4779ef544 none            swap    
> sw              0       0
> # /dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 
> 0       0
> 
> I did check the integrity of the disk from the opening menu and there 
> was not a problem.
> 
> Does anybody have any suggestions as to how I should now proceed?
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Phillip
> 
> 
> 
> 
Firstly try to clear /var/lib/apt/cdrom.list, then use the apt-cdrom -d 
option to specify the mount location ie; /media/cdrom0

Wayne A






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