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Old 11-16-2004, 04:02 PM   #1
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Alpha centauri .iso


Ok, I am bittorrenting alpha centauri as we speek. It's a .iso image and I have a problem: I don't think my CD drive is being recognized well under linux so I can't just burn the iso and then install it, what can I do? I'm running debian with the 2.6.8 kernel. Also, if other people around here have the game for windows, can I play online with them? Thanks all.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 04:06 PM   #2
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backing up your CD, i see....

so, there's a loop-back option, and in linux it looks like this:

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mount -t iso9660 -o loop /location/of/an.iso /mount/point/
 
Old 11-16-2004, 04:36 PM   #3
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Ok, I am a total newb so I only got about half of that, any way you could elaborate on it? If the game.iso is on my /home/desktop, then what? And what exactly is this command doing?
 
Old 11-16-2004, 11:41 PM   #4
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it's mounting the CD image... thereby making the contents accessible to the system...

let's do this step by step, then you can ask more specific questions...

-- ~ is shorthand for your home directory (/home/yourusername)
1) make a directory ~/mounted-iso/ (use the mkdir command)
2) run the command mount -t iso9660 -o loop ~/desktop/game.iso ~/mounted-iso/
3) you can now view the contents -- ls ~/mounted-iso/

--you might only be able to run mount as root, so run 'su' prior to mounting/unmounting.

unmount with umount ~/mounted-iso/


got the basics?
 
Old 11-17-2004, 01:40 PM   #5
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Thanks, I gotcha, I'll try that when I get back to the dorm after class, thanks.
 
  


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