installing packages from CD -- won't eject CD 1
dpchrist at holgerdanske.com
Thu Jul 13 04:48:04 UTC 2006
I'm a FreeBSD newbie who is fumbling his way through FreeBSD 6.1. I am
trying to install software from CD using sysinstall, but can't figure
out how to eject CD 1 when it wants a package that's on CD 2. Pressing
the button on the drive has no effect. STFW I found a page suggesting
cdcontrol, but it doesn't seem do the trick:
Compact Disc Control utility, version 2.0
Type `?' for command list
cdcontrol: Device busy
Crashing out of sysinstall via Ctrl+C -> Abort, cdcontrol still says
Device busy. Fortunately, the button on the drive now works.
Interestingly, cdcontrol reports Device busy with the drawer open and
also after I insert CD 2.
Starting sysinstall with CD 2 in the drive results in "Unable to get
packages/INDEX file from selected media".
p.s. In the mean time, I can install using pkg_add.
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