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Question Background:

  1. I donot have a CD-Drive
  2. I downloaded Debian DVD Wheezy 64 Bit
  3. Installed Basic Utilities + Desktop by usb boot
  4. NOW I want to install more software

Problem:

apt-get install vlc It says insert dvd in DVD drive which i donot have. I mounted the iso file but didnot work. I donot want use internet to download the software.

Question:

How the iso file can be used to install software with out CD Drive & Internet???

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To use the ISO, you can mount it as a loop device:

sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop PATH/TO/ISO /cdrom

and keep the cdrom entry in your sources.list.

Note that apt sources are kept current with bugs fixes, version updates and so forth. To get remote (network based sources), you will just need to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file and remove/comment out the cd entries:

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.0.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20130504-14:44]/ wheezy contrib man

You may also need to add external entries for apt:

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian wheezy main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian wheezy main non-free contrib

It is also worth while keeping up to date with security updates:

deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
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That is really nice, But CANNOT I USE THE DOWNLOADED 4 GB ISO IMAGE!!! –  Nishan Aug 14 '13 at 7:46
    
Updated my answer, sorry I didn't read the question properly :P –  Drav Sloan Aug 14 '13 at 8:44
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