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    How do I stop ubuntu asking me for the CD when downloading apps.?

    Hi.

    I've just recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop, which doesn't have a CD player. On my attempting to download new apps., however, the system asks me to insert the ubuntu CD into the disk drive. How do I disable this prompt so that I may download the aps from the internet instead of from the CD? I should prefer to solve the problem using the visual interface, and without altering the source code.

    Thanks!

    Rob

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    How do I stop ubuntu asking me for the CD when downloading apps.?

    Hi.

    I've just recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop, which doesn't have a CD player. On my attempting to download new apps., however, the system asks me to insert the ubuntu CD into the disk drive. How do I disable this prompt so that I may download the aps from the internet instead of from the CD? I should prefer to solve the problem using the visual interface, and without altering the source code.

    Thanks!

    Rob

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    Re: How do I stop ubuntu asking me for the CD when downloading apps.?

    Go to system-admin software sources and tick the from cd off in the first tab.





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    Re: How do I stop ubuntu asking me for the CD when downloading apps.?

    I ticked the box in the first tab under 'Installable from the CD-ROM/DVD'. But on closing the window the system said the information about available software was out-of-date and had to be reloaded. I clicked 'Reload'. Then an error came up saying the repository could not be downloaded owing to nework problems. I am at a library. I wonder if the wifi here won't let me download the repository, or something else is the problem.

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    Re: How do I stop ubuntu asking me for the CD when downloading apps.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Buckmaster View Post
    I ticked the box in the first tab under 'Installable from the CD-ROM/DVD'. But on closing the window the system said the information about available software was out-of-date and had to be reloaded. I clicked 'Reload'. Then an error came up saying the repository could not be downloaded owing to nework problems. I am at a library. I wonder if the wifi here won't let me download the repository, or something else is the problem.
    Hmm hard to say can you post the list from the terminal.
    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    I'm just trying to make sure your download list is correct, this wont fix a network problem though, unless its got some problems.

    You can also from that software sources page 1st tab try the other drop-down and select best server and see if it is a server problem.
    Last edited by wilee-nilee; June 22nd, 2010 at 08:07 AM.





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    Re: How do I stop ubuntu asking me for the CD when downloading apps.?

    Click Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

    Type in:
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    If the first line reads:
    Code:
    deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release amd64 (20100429)]/ lucid m
    Put a # in front of deb on that line:
    Code:
    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release amd64 (20100429)]/ lucid m
    Save exit, then run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    To refresh the packages/repositories.
    Last edited by slooksterpsv; June 22nd, 2010 at 11:58 AM.
    Where's [slooksterpsv] been? - I had Catastrophic partition alignment failure. I lost 90%+ of my data, and just now got it back fixed and working.

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    Re: How do I stop ubuntu asking me for the CD when downloading apps.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Buckmaster View Post
    Hi.

    I've just recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop, which doesn't have a CD player. On my attempting to download new apps., however, the system asks me to insert the ubuntu CD into the disk drive. How do I disable this prompt so that I may download the aps from the internet instead of from the CD? I should prefer to solve the problem using the visual interface, and without altering the source code.

    Thanks!

    Rob
    System > Administration > Software Sources and un-tick the CD as a source.

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    Re: How do I stop ubuntu asking me for the CD when downloading apps.?

    Quote Originally Posted by slooksterpsv View Post
    Click Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

    Type in:
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    ....
    @slooksterpsv, could you consider altering "sudo" to "gksudo" as gedit is a graphical application, see link #4 in my sig, scroll down the page to the "Graphical Sudo" section for a full explanation. Cheers Yetiman64.

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    Re: How do I stop ubuntu asking me for the CD when downloading apps.?

    Quote Originally Posted by yetiman64 View Post
    @slooksterpsv, could you consider altering "sudo" to "gksudo" as gedit is a graphical application, see link #4 in my sig, scroll down the page to the "Graphical Sudo" section for a full explanation. Cheers Yetiman64.
    Thank you, I did not know about gksudo, I'll have to start using that now. SUDO with some graphical apps have worked for me, like gedit, but others haven't, so that's why.
    Where's [slooksterpsv] been? - I had Catastrophic partition alignment failure. I lost 90%+ of my data, and just now got it back fixed and working.

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    Re: How do I stop ubuntu asking me for the CD when downloading apps.?

    Problem solved, I think. There was a box for 'cdrom...' under the tab Other Software, which I unchecked.I managed to download one application without the annoying prompt preventing me. I presume the others won't ask me for the CD.

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