LKBEN10972: Howto add a CD-ROM to the sources.list file of a debian installation

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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


You need to get a CD to the sources.list of your installed debian system


You need or want to install packages from a CD ROM


You use the following command to add a CD to your sources.list:

apt-cdrom add

Make shure you have a debian CD ROM in the drive. It will mount automatically and if it is a valid Debian CD it will look for packages on it.

You can use a parameter to identify your CD ROM e.g.

apt-cdrom -d /mnt/cdrom

or you can make the program look for it automatically with

apt-cdrom ident

The CD has to be properly configured in /etc/fstab to make it work correctly. 

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.


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