Due to my location and internet service (satellite = expensive & limited bandwidth and monthly threshold) I purchased a 6 disk dvd set that has Ubuntu 8.10 Repository. From what I understand that this should work under Mint also. I loaded all the dvd discs into Synaptic and I can access programs through the Repository that I purchased. But my only problem is that I didn't expect to load the disks again. Every time I use Synaptic to install any program it asks for the appropriate disc or DISCS!! And whats worse they're usually not in order when its asks for the disks. I hope you can understand how annoying that is.
My main goal was to have the repository available without loading the disks again and again. So, I tried and experiment to see if it would work.....I created ISO's for all the discs and mounted them with archive mounter under gnome. My idea was to load all the different ISO's into virtual drives and have Synaptic load them from that so I don't have to keep inserting all the disks manually. But it did not work. Does anyone know if this is possible?
So then I tried using AptonCD using the ISO's I've created. But I guess AptonCD does not recognize ISO's that created by AptonCD. I'm not really sure if AptonCD will help my cause or not. Does anyone know of a better way? Or at least guide me into the right direction. As you can see I'm new on linux. I'm still trying to learn. Thanks.