RedHat: Install packages from CD

I am giving IOmeter a try on Linux. More specifically I am creating a minimal RedHat install that I want to install the IOmeter client on, then clone the install a few dozen times. When I tried to download the IOmeter linux client I realized that the minimal RedHat install does not include wget. Since I did not have a reliable internet connection on my MacBook I wasn’t able to connect to the RedHat repos. I was able to search and find the following process on how to configure a local repo to be able to install packages from the cdrom.

  1. Create a file: /etc/yum.repos.d/cdrom.repo


  2. Mount CDrom:
    mkdir /mnt/cdrom
    mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom


  3. Run: yum clean all


  4. Install needed packages:
    yum install wget


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