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October 13th, 2010, 06:12 AM

I have been trying to figure out how to get the ubuntu installation process to read from their CDR to complete an install. I do not have a cd drive in this system.

I have tried to do a sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop /my/iso /media/ISO or /media/cdrom or /media.cdrom0

none of these options are recognized by the ubuntu installer.

Is there a way?

October 13th, 2010, 08:22 AM
This (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1549847) link might help you. I was able to get it to work with Lucid 10.04, but encountered problems with the new Maverick 10.10.

Another possibility is to create a bootable ubuntu USB stick. I have no experience with this process though.

October 13th, 2010, 09:51 AM
No, that won't help either..but its good info for something else.

What is happening is say you want to install an additional application, my instance..flashplugin-nonfree. I start synaptic start the install and then I get prompted to insert the ubuntu install disc. Can't do that.

Is there away to have that install look for the disc somewhere else.